Table 2: Beliefs About Health

Main Analytical Category 1 Subcategory Quotation
Individual factors Freedom from disease ‘that you do not have any disease’ (F4)
A feeling of well-being ‘to feel good’ (F 3)
Control/autonomy ‘to have control over oneself’ (M1)
Physical and intellectual health as a prerequisite for being able to work ‘Health allows me to work … work and health are related … a physical health status … and a healthy mind so that one can function intellectually’ (M9)

1 Analytical categories according to the lay model of illness causation by Helman (2007) in which causes of illness could be related to the individual, nature, social relations and/or the supernatural world.