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Table 2 Classification of narratives

From: Use of narrative medicine to identify key factors for effective doctor–patient relationships in severe asthma

  Adult patients (N = 246) Paediatric patients (N = 68)
Children/Adolescents Caregivers
Relationships at the beginning
 Easy relationships 57% 64% 57%
 Difficult relationships 43% 36% 13%
Relationships at the end
 Easy relationships 57% 64% 57%
 Difficult relationships 9% 11% 13%
 Evolved relationships 34% 25% 30%
Bury’s classification
 Core narratives 57% 48%
 Moral narratives 6% 19%
 Contingent narratives 37% 33%