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Table 3 Organization of themes

From: Women’s perspectives of the fetal fibronectin testing process: a qualitative descriptive study

Overarching theme Themes Sub-themes
Seeking reassurance 1. Feeling reassured by being assessed in a birthing unit 1.1 Birthing unit environment
1.2 Reassuring talk
2. Hoping for reassurance from the test 2.1 Needing clear explanations
2.2 Needing a support person while waiting for the results
3. Re-defining reassurance after learning the results 3.1 Negative fFN testing results
3.2 Positive fFN testing results