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Table 1 Characteristics of informants–characteristics are altered to secure anonymity

From: Conceptualisation of a measurement framework for Needs-based Quality of Life among patients with multimorbidity

Name Sex Age Marital status Chronic health problems Education and occupation
Arthur* M 84 Married Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sclerosis, heart failure, glaucoma, depression, osteoarthrosis, high blood pressure Farming: Retired
Bertha* F 81 Widow Asthma, diabetes, osteoarthritis Clerical background: Retired
John* M 72 Single Heart failure, diabetes Academic: Retired
Frida* F 69 Married Diabetes, high blood pressure Social assistant: Retired
Marco* M 76 Married Terminal pancreas and bladder cancer with dissemination, COPD, heart failure, high blood pressure Teaching: Retired
Carl* M 77 Separated COPD, heart failure, diabetes, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis Draughtsman: Retired
Mary F 59 Separated Bipolar, diabetes, migraine Social assistant: Part-time employment
Robert M 52 Separated Diabetes, reduced vision, neuropathy in feet, osteoarthritis, chronic pain in hips, liver cirrhosis, depression Self-employed clerical background: Early retirement
Daniel M 48 Partner Diabetes, hypothyroidism, ADHD Workman: Part-time lightweight duties
Laura F 39 Single Schizophrenia, psoriasis, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Unskilled: Early retirement
James M 52 Married Chronic back pain after a traffic accident, depression, anxiety, PTSD Workman: Early retirement
Thomas M 61 Married Depression, chronic back pain, osteoporosis, COPD, asthma, heart failure, cataracts, bladder control problems Service-sector: Early retirement
Peter M 49 Partner ADHD, depression, anxiety, herniated disc with chronic back pain after job-related accident, psoriasis arthritis Unskilled labourer: Early retirement
Amanda F 69 Single Colitis ulcerous, osteoarthritis, depression, general pain, hidrasadenitis suppurativa, (chronic skin condition with abscesses) Unskilled: Retired
William M 60 Separated Osteoarthritis, heart failure, physical limitations after cerebral thrombus, herniated disc, asthma, COPD, eczema Unskilled labourer: Early retirement
  1. *First round of interviews before specified inclusion criteria. Therefore, the risk factor high blood pressure is included among these informants