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Table 3 Motivators affecting the disclosure of diabetes: thematic matrix of categories, subcategories, and concepts (n = 32)

From: Factors affecting the disclosure of diabetes by ethnic minority patients: a qualitative study among Surinamese in the Netherlands

Category Subcategory Concepts
Perceptions of social environment Close family member • Only close relatives can be trusted because they will keep it to themselves. (n = 9)1
• Family gives social support. (n = 6)
  Peers • Others with diabetes can give advice. (n = 3)
Perceptions of diabetes Acceptance • Once I accepted it myself, I was ready to talk about it. (n = 6)
Perceptions of diabetes management Precautionary measure • People should know in case something happens. (n = 5)
  Requirements of therapeutic regimes • I need certain facilities for my diabetes. (n = 3)
  Disclosure improves social support • People are considerate about my situation. (n = 3)
  1. 1 n refers to the number of participants who mentioned this concept. The total n for a category may be >32 because respondents could mention more than one concept.