Table 4

Results of the POS (sum and item scores)
PG CG
n M (SD) n M (SD) p
POS (higher scores indicating worse care outcomes)
Sum scorea 51 13.6 (5.8) 32 12.0 (6.5) .26
Itemsb
Pain 55 1.8 (1.3) 32 1.4 (1.2) .23
Other symptoms 56 1.8 (1.1) 32 1.6 (1.0) .35
Feeling anxious 55 1.9 (1.1) 32 1.7 (1.2) .39
Family anxious 56 2.5 (1.4) 32 2.3 (1.4) .56
Information given 55 0.5 (1.2) 32 0.3 (0.7) .30
Share feeling 56 0.6 (0.9) 32 0.5 (0.9) .71
Life worthwhile 54 2.0 (1.4) 32 1.6 (1.4) .16
Felt good 55 2.1 (1.3) 32 1.6 (1.3) .15
Waste of time 56 0.3 (0.7) 32 0.3 (0.7) .69
Practical problems 53 0.6 (1.1) 32 0.6 (1.1) .81

a Scale scores ranging from 0 to 40; b Item scale scores ranging from 0 to 4; PG patient group cared for by PAMINO-trained general practitioners, CG control group patients cared for by other general practitioners, M mean, SD standard deviation.

Hermann et al.

Hermann et al. BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:13   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-11-13

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