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Table 3 Summary of the findings

From: Combining technical and expert-by-experience knowledge in the quest for personal recovery from bipolar disorder: a qualitative study

ThemesSub-themes
1. Making sense of the knowledge provided by mental health professionals and PSWs1.1 Empathic understanding is more important than sharing knowledge.
1.2 Knowledge about mood change, medication, and remaining hopeful.
2. Critical perspectives on technical and expert-by-experience knowledge2.1 When the role of PSWs was not clear or the PSWs were inexperienced, expert-by-experience knowledge was less helpful.
2.2 Technical and expert-by-experience knowledge were different but somewhat related.
3. It is more than mere knowledge transferRole-modeling speaks louder.