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Table 4 Themes and sub-themes emerging from the interviews

From: Older patients’ and their family caregivers’ perceptions of food, meals and nutritional care in the transition between hospital and home care: a qualitative study

The need for a comprehensive approach to nutritional care• Food and meals in the context of aging and disease
• Psychosocial needs related to food and meals
Non-individualised nutritional care at home• Lack of consideration for individual needs
• Cooking is pressing a button on the microwave
• Respect my time!
• Striving for independence
Lack of mutual comprehension and shared decision making• It was so complicated I just gave up!
• What about my opinion?
The role of family caregivers• Dependent on family caregivers support to cover needs
• Lack of support to the family caregivers