Box 3.

Summary of how the codes map to the overarching themes

The recurrent nature of cellulitis symptomsSymptoms and signs
Delayed or incorrect diagnosis
Lymphoedema as a challenge
Recurrent episodes
Relative’s involvement
Challenges for the HCP
Participants’ experience of getting a cellulitis diagnosisParticipants’ expert knowledge
Seeking medical advice
HCP’s trust in the patient
Wanting an early diagnosis
Seeing different HCP
Approach by the HCP
Participants’ confidence in the HCP
Participants’ preferred HCP to see
Participants not agreeing with the HCP
Participants’ suggestions of how cellulitis diagnosis might be improvedSolutions to help
  • HCP = healthcare professional.