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Table 5 Categories and subcategories in the intervention group for children 5–10 and 11–17 years (y)

From: Children’s experiences and responses towards an intervention for psychological preparation for radiotherapy

Category Subcategory 5–10 y 11–17 y
Positive and negative experiences of the tablet Watching and sharing the digital story about Hugo x
Looking at and using the information and suggestions for preparation x x
Using material for distractions during the procedure and for amusement x x
Counting down by placing stickers each time on the tablet cover x
Positive experiences of the stuffed toys and the CT/RT models Appreciating the stuffed toy Hugo to play with x
Appreciating the RT and CT models to play with x
Suggestions for improvements of the intervention Desire for adapted and interactive information and solutions x x