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Table 3 Themes and subthemes from the content analysis

From: Pedometer use and self-determined motivation for walking in a cardiac telerehabilitation program: a qualitative study

Psychological needs from SDT

Themes from analysis

Subthemes from analysis


Independence from standardised rehabilitation

Individual choice and decision for walking activity

Tailoring walking activity


Conscious awareness of walking activity

Feedback on walking activity

Knowledge leading to awareness of walking


Interaction with others in relation to walking activity

Feelings of being under surveillance, yet supported.

Support from next of kin