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In order to help support malnourished older rehabilitation patients and their family carers, we conducted a longitudinal qualitative study using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Four female carers (n=2 daughters, n=2 wives) were interviewed during their loved ones rehabilitation admission and again two weeks after discharge. The semi-structured interviews were audiotaped, transcribed and analysed by three researchers, all Accredited Practising Dietitians. A series of “super-themes” relevant to the research question were agreed upon and discussed.