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Table 1 Example of abstracting the content in the text into categories

From: Supportive and non-supportive interactions in families with a type 2 diabetes patient: an integrative review

Meaning unit Condensed meaning unit Code Category
“When we go out to dinner or we go on trips or anything like that, he is even stricter than me sometimes. He’ll say, ‘well my wife can’t do that’. That helps me cope with the situation, and he is very happy to stay here at home where I can fix meals that I can eat” [41] Help coping with the situation, stay at home to prepare meals Preparing meals at home Impact of practical actions