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Table 2 Data saturation matrix

From: A qualitative study on the impact of caring for an ambulatory individual with nonsense mutation Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Caregiver impact Participant number*
  C102 C101 C103 C104 C105 C106 C108 C107 C109 C110
 Tiredness/exhaustion P      S S   S  
 Lifting/carrying S S   S       
 Back pain/aches S S    S      
 Sleep P S    P      
 Upset/sad   S P   S S S S   S
 Feeling hopeless S S S    S S S S S
 Stress   S S     S P S S
 Worry/anxiety S S    S   S P S  
 Guilt   S    S      
 Loneliness/isolation        S    S
 Positive emotions S     S   S S   S
 No time for self P      S S    
 Appointments/admin   S    S   S   S S
 Time off work   S    S      P
 Reducing hours/stopping hours P     S   S S   
 Flexible/home working   P        S  
 Conversations with colleagues   S         
 With partner S P      S   S P
 Friendships   P    S    S S S
 Cancelling plans S S         
 Limited social life/hobbies   S    S   S    S
 Difficulty finding childcare          S S
 Difficulty socialising with child       S S S   
 Needing to plan ahead       S     
  1. *Participant numbers are presented in the order the interviews were conducted. S = spontaneously reported impacts, P probed impacts. Impacts were considered spontaneously reported unless explicitly probed (e.g. If they were asked about any social impacts and they reported cancelling plans, then ‘cancelling plans’ was considered a spontaneously reported impact. Bold letters indicate the first spontaneous report