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Table 2 Theme counts

From: Towards an understanding of the information and support needs of surgical adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients: a qualitative analysis

Theme # of Passages* # of Documents**
- Recovery at home 48 5
- Pain control*** 10 3
- Recovery in hospital 21 5
- Post-surgical appearance 20 5
- Emotional impact of surgery 18 5
- Coping*** 12 4
- Impact on activities 14 4
- Instrumentation*** 11 4
- School 13 4
- Social interactions*** 13 4
- Friends*** 11 2
- Making the decision to have surgery 11 4
- Being in the operating room 8 2
- Future worries 7 2
  1. * # of Passages is the number of times that each theme was coded across all documents.
  2. ** # of Documents defined as the number of focus groups and interviews (max of 5) in which the theme emerged.
  3. *** Some themes were grouped together when discussed here as they are inter-related; however each theme was coded (and counted) independently.