Table 2

Coding tree

Main themeSubthemeSummary
AcceptabilityComplexity of needsVariation and lack of correlation
Physiotherapy contentNovel
Standard care elements
Not all useful
Psychosocial contentFear avoidance
Pacing
Reassurance
Emotional support
Empowerment and personal control
Usual care comparisonInpatient care is not enough
UsefulnessAdherenceCapability
Opportunity
Motivation
OutcomesPhysical
Psychological
Social
Standalone themesPrehabilitationUnderstanding more about what to expect
Video consultationHybrid due to some benefits and some problems
Additional careNone used
FeasibilityRecruitmentHigh motivation for engagement
RandomisationAcceptable
QuestionnairesMental health misunderstood for some