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Table 1 Summary of main categories and themes after qualitative analysis of patient experience

From: Day clinic and inpatient psychotherapy of depression (DIP-D): qualitative results from a randomized controlled study

1. Therapeutic aspects (266)
Day clinic patients [D] Inpatients [I]
 D.1.1. Start of therapy (29) I.1.1. Start of therapy (20)
 D.1.2. Experience of therapy (61) I.1.2. Experience of therapy (98)
 D.1.3. Involvement of current domestic conflicts in therapy/Therapy
focus on social and domestic reality (21)
I.1.3. The clinica safe haven (37)
2. Patient group experience (322)
Day clinic patients [D] Inpatients [I]
 D.2.1. Learning through interaction (19) I.2.1. Learning through interaction (19)
 D.2.2. Sharing experiences (29) I.2.2. Sharing experiences (34)
 D.2.3. Group cohesion and sense of belonging (78) I.2.3. Group coherence and sense of belonging (93)
 D.2.4. Stress experience (26) I.2.4. Stress experience (24)
3. Social contacts outside of therapy (120)
Day clinic patients [D] Inpatients [I]
 D.3.1. Support and improvement of social contacts/Positive
interactions with family and friends (31)
I.3.1. Support and improvement of social contacts/Positive interactions with family and friends (42)
 D.3.2. Social withdrawal (18) I.3.2. Social withdrawal (29)
4. Treatment discharge and going back to everyday life (503)
Day clinic patients [D] Inpatients [I]
 D.4.1. Leaving the unit in the evening (9) I.4.1. Visiting home on the weekends (9)
 D.4.2. Discharge from treatment (29) I.4.2. Discharge from treatment (27)
 D.4.3. Going back to everyday life (208) I.4.3. Going back to everyday life (221)
5. Experience of the daily commute and evenings at home (144)
Day clinic patients [D] Inpatients [I]
 D.5.1. Experience of the daily commute (40)
 D.5.2. Daily contact with the home environment(40)