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Table 3 Saturation Table Showing the Number of Interviews Endorsing Each Theme and Sub-Theme

From: What matters to children with lower limb deformities: an international qualitative study guiding the development of a new patient-reported outcome measure

Interviews (N = 79)
   Canada Site - 1 USA Canada Site -  2 Total (%) India Ethiopia Total (%)
Themes Sub-themes 1–5 6–10 11–16 17–21 22–26 27–31 32–37 38–42 43–47   48–52 53–57 58–62 63–67 68–72 73–77 78–79  
Appearance Appearance of body parts and scars 4 4 3 1 3 2 3 4 3 27 (47) 4 3 5 3 3 1 0 19 (59)
Appearance Clothes 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 9 (17) 3 1 4 3 3 1 1 16 (50)
Appearance Shoes and other devices 1 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 9 (17) 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 6 (19)
Physical Health Physical Function 4 2 3 1 2 2 4 3 2 23 (40) 2 3 2 3 3 4 2 19 (59)
Physical Health Symptoms 1 3 2 1 1 1 1 2 3 15 (30) 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 14 (44)
School Function 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 (13) 1 1 1 3 3 4 1 14 (44)
School Participation 1 3 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 11 (21) 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 12 (38)
School Isolation 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 (9) 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 (13)
School Environmental Barriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 (6)
Social Social Function 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 3 2 12 (21) 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 16 (50)
Social Isolation 2 2 3 1 2 1 2 1 1 15 (28) 3 4 3 4 4 3 1 22 (69)
Psychological Health Body Image 2 4 3 1 1 1 2 3 0 17 (32) 2 2 3 3 3 2 1 16 (50)
Psychological Health Distress 2 2 4 2 0 2 2 3 2 19 (36) 3 2 2 3 3 3 1 17 (53)
Psychological Health Confidence and self-esteem 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 10 (15) 1 0 0 3 3 1 1 9 (28)
Mediating Factors                   
Coping 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 (11) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (3)
Emotional Support 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 8 (17) 2 0 2 1 3 1 0 9 (28)
Instrumental Support 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 9 (19) 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 8 (25)
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