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Table 3 Example of how a statement was coded and informed the development of categories

From: Reporting and valuing one’s own health: a think aloud study using EQ-5D-5L, EQ VAS and a time trade-off question among patients with a chronic condition

Statement Code Category
The first thing I thought of was the physical health. And then I thought of what I- where I was physically, in terms of my physical performance last year at about the same time.. And then I would say it’s a little worse now when it comes to my endurance (..). But I am stronger than I was then Participants thought of: their own previous health and experiences to enable assessment of current health Using personal, interpersonal, or normative comparators to make assessment of one’s own health