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Table 1 Text units into categories and subcategories

From: The physical and mental impact of surviving sepsis – a qualitative study of experiences and perceptions among a Swedish sample

Theme Category Sub-heading Code Text condensation Text unit
New circumstances’ impact on life Changed conditions in daily life Fatigue Forget and feeling exhausted Forget things … and I’m so exhausted because I’m not tired really, I’m tired all day, I can’t sleep at all and I don’t feel like I’m tired from a lack of sleep, just … just exhausted in some strange way. ”and what I told you about how I lose track of conversations, and how I completely forget things … and I’m so exhausted because I’m not tired really, I don’t know, it’s so strange, I’m tired all day, I can’t sleep at all and I don’t feel like I’m tired from a lack of sleep, just … just exhausted in some strange way.”