Table 2

Correct answers to 21 questions exploring knowledge in percent of responding students

Mainz

(%)

Göttingen

(%)

Overall (%)

missing answers (abs)


Identify somatic pain

70

60

68

2


Move to strong opioid

62

24

53

2


NSAID for bone pain

62

12

49

2


Treatment of breakthrough pain

66

21

58

2


Conversion oral to IV morphine

51

36

47

2


Time to therapeutic for fentanyl patch

41

36

39

2


Equianalgetic dose of fentanyl

23

16

21

2


Opioid nausea resolves in < 7 days

65

52

62

2


Side-effects of opioids

29

20

27

3


Worsened pain is worsened cancer

19

24

20

3


Identify neuropathic pain

67

42

61

5


Tricyclics for AIDS pain

51

25

44

5


Family says: don't tell

76

75

76

6


Tell prognosis in cancer

49

46

48

6


Define physician assisted suicide and euthanasia

48

75

55

6


Treat dyspnoea

39

38

39

6


Diagnose hypercalcaemia

23

4

18

7


Treat death rattle

21

9

18

7


No IV hydration for dying patient

34

43

36

7


Pronounce death

58

57

57

7


Identify normal grief

54

61

56

6


Weber et al. BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:19   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-10-19

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