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Table 2 Themes and subthemes

From: Perceptions and experiences of a manual therapy trial: a qualitative study of people with moderate to severe COPD

Themes Subthemes
Motivations for participating
Expectations of treatment Prior experience
Knowing what to expect
Experiences of muscle energy technique Experiences during muscle energy technique
Relaxed and easy breathing
Warm up for pulmonary rehabilitation
Side effects
Perceptions of participating in the trial Personnel
Getting breathing right
Perceptions of the trial design Treatment features
Wanting to do more