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Table 2 Coding process (Steps 1–2)

From: The missing link-participants’ perspectives on transfer from psychosocial interventional contexts to everyday community life: a qualitative synthesis of interventional studies

A prior defined theme Subthemes Categories (to Changes in social relationships) Meaningful units (Dealing with social anxiety while being in the group)
Transfer to daily life Changes in social relationships Less anxiety in social situations “Before that, I said no to every social get-together, or I came and went within a very short time. And that changed at least. The social anxiety actually became less because it was dealt with, by being in the group"
Changes in perceptions of life Re-engage in contact with family .“Every time I went home I was totally… (breathing deeply…) oh no, I can't go anymore, I've done something wrong, said something wrong, I can't… It was just like exercising—I can go next time. And I can stand it, I can handle it and the others are not a notch worse or better. And it was … it took a lot of training.”
Factors that enhance transfer More confident in social settings “So I'm not sitting there all the time and thinking, am I saying something wrong? Am I doing something wrong? Am I talking too much? … Those sorts of things are indirectly trained by being in these groups”
Factors that impede transfer Keeping in touch with peers from the IMR sessions
Mental vulnerability Meeting new friends
A desert islands Dare to open (talking about symptoms, future goals)
Interruptions of daily rhythms and routines More outgoing
Managing day-to-day life with mental illness More present and engaged when with others