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Table 2 Master coding template and relationship to the three analytic directions selected (codes are not mutually exclusive)

From: The role of analytic direction in qualitative research

Code Examples of code Analytic Direction
Ambiguity Any confusion about bone health diagnosis, bone mineral density testing, treatment, bone health recommendations  
Attitude to bone mineral density testing Theory of Planned Behaviour domain “attitude” Analytic direction #3
Attitude to bone health treatment Theory of Planned Behaviour domain “attitude”. Includes motivation to manage bone health Analytic direction #3
Barriers/facilitators Includes barriers/facilitators to bone health management, bone mineral density testing, and treatment  
Bone health treatment Source for Theory of Planned Behaviour domain “perceived behavioural control”. Treatment includes bone health medication and supplements Analytic direction #3
Bone mineral density test results Any discussion about the results of the test  
Bone mineral density testing experience Booking the test, going to the test facility, having the test  
Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network (COPN) involvement Includes any discussion about the patient group or involvement with Osteoporosis Canada (who supports COPN)  
Fear of re-fracture Includes perceived likelihood of having another fracture  
Fracture clinic Includes all events and interactions that occurred within the fracture clinic such as speaking to the orthopaedic surgeon Analytic direction #2
Fractures Everything said about the fracture experience, including the emergency room experience, previous fractures, healing process  
General practitioner Any discussion about participant’s general practitioner and interactions with the general practitioner Analytic direction #1
Analytic direction #2
Health care system Includes discussion about continuity of care, referrals within the health care system, the transfer of participant’s medical information between health care providers Analytic direction #1
Analytic direction #2
Intentions Theory of Planned Behaviour domain “intentions”. Includes intentions regarding bone mineral density testing, bone health treatment, having a specific plan Analytic direction #3
Learn from participant Overall aim of funded grant. Includes what messages health care providers and researchers should give to patients  
Linking fracture to bone health Includes participants connecting their fracture to bone health or not  
Other conditions and medications Other conditions that participants have, including acute and chronic conditions  
Other health care providers Includes other specialists and health care providers, including heart specialist, physiotherapists, chiropractors, dieticians Analytic direction #2
Other bone health strategies Includes non-pharmacological strategies (other than supplement use) for bone health recommended to participants or carried out by participants such as diet, exercise, being careful, avoiding falls, seeking out information  
Pain Includes discussions about current pain, related to the fracture and not related to the fracture  
Patient centred care Includes descriptions of participants seeking information, demanding care, having a pro-active role in their health, or the absence of this behaviour Analytic direction #1
Perception of bone health status Participants’ interpretation of the status of their bone health  
Perceptions of general health Includes talk about aging and attitude to aging  
Recommendations for bone mineral testing received Any recommendations received by health care providers for bone mineral density testing Analytic direction #1
Analytic direction #2
Recommendations for treatment received Any recommendations received by health care providers (orthopaedic surgeon, physiotherapist, general practitioner) for bone health treatment Analytic direction #1
Analytic direction #2
Social influence Source for Theory of Planned Behaviour domain “subjective norm”. Includes pressure to perform or not perform bone mineral density testing and bone health treatment. Includes other sources of information such as the internet, television shows, magazines, parent with osteoporosis, lectures attended Analytic direction #3
Specialist for bone health Information from or interactions with specialists for bone health such as a rheumatologist, endocrinologist, internal medicine, osteoporosis clinic attended Analytic direction #1
Analytic direction #2