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Table 3 Qualitative analysis of patient statements: citations related to category 5

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

5. Day-clinic specific aspects. Experience of the daily commute and evenings at home (144)
D.5.1. Experience of the daily commute (40)
 “It was very tiring sometimes; I could hardly get here from the train station … Because I was so tired and so knackered.” (1.3)
 “Well, yes, just the fact of exposing oneself to the surroundings. So, actually being confronted with all your fears .” (1.7)
“I also walked; it was actually really good to have a little walk in the mornings. It was not particularly strenuous.” (1.8)
 “That I still had to concentrate afterwards . When you were sat in the car ready to drive home.” (1.17)
D.5.2. Daily contact with the home environment (104)
  Being confronted with your problems after being back in the evening, with which I just couldn’t dealstill can’t deal with. I would have liked more time off.” (1.3)
  Other activities were, however, quite limited , as I was exhausted when I came home. So if at all, then on the weekend.” (1.16)
 “I didn’t see it as a double burden . Because when I was working, it was also like this. I also had to do the housework. No, that was not a problem.” (1.18)
“They are having a good time and I’m alone . I really had trouble with dealing with that.” (1.11)
 “One isn’t just totally torn out of everything and has to tune back in afterwards. That really helped me . The people, I had, still kept contact with me. From my normal surroundings. You weren’t totally out of it.” (1.11)
 “Keeping up friendships, the routine, that you have to think about how you want to spend the evenings. That you’re not quite as pampered , but at least have to worry about some of the meals and your household. It just means the demands are different . In the clinic, they really do everything for you. One only has to think and go to therapy.” (1.11)