Table 2

Scheme of the qualitative data analysis

Transcription + meaning units


ICF categories

Moderator: The next area is called Mobility. This area involves everything having to do with movement. If you think about your daily life, what are your problems in this area?

Patient A: Working over my head is becoming more and more difficult, like cleaning windows.

Problems working over the head


Cleaning windows


Patient B: I have to hold on to the railing and pull myself up when I go up the stairs. The next day it might be better but I really have to pull myself up to go up the stairs.

Problems going up the stairs


Patient C: After a half hour of ironing my arms hurt. Then I have to take a break. Kneeling is also a problem for me.

Pain in arm when ironing

b28014, d6403

Problems kneeling


ICF, International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.

Hieblinger et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2009 11:R67   doi:10.1186/ar2696

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