Table 4

Patient sample demographics
Patient Age Sex Diagnosis Family circumstances
P101 80 M Prostate cancer Lives with wife. Daughter and son live locally
P102 70 M Kidney and metastatic cancer Lives with wife. Son nearby
P103 33 F Skin and metastatic cancer Lives with husband and three children
P104 59 F Lung cancer Lives alone. Daughter and son live locally and support from her Church community
P105 83 F Lung cancer Lives with daughter and son-in-law
P201 79 M Heart failure Lives with wife. Three daughters, one son all live locally.
P202 61 F Congenital heart failure Lives with husband. Support from daughter though she does not live nearby.
P203 72 M Heart failure Lives with wife. Two daughters who live locally
P301 65 F Breast and metastatic cancer Lives with husband. Daughter lives locally
P302 77 M Kidney and metastatic cancer Lived alone. Since diagnosis has moved in with son and daughter-in-law. One daughter lives locally.
P303 73 M Prostate cancer Lives with wife. Two daughters, one son live locally
P304 69 M Prostate cancer Lives with wife. Son and daughter live locally
P401 90 F Stroke Family visit but live some distance away
P402 67 M MS Wife visits plus has day visits home. Two sons visit
P403 88 M MS Wife visits. Two sons visit.
P404 82 F Stroke, Spondylosis Son visits. One daughter who visits irregularly
P405 81 F Stroke No family
P501 88 M Heart failure Lives alone.

Participants from Site 4 (P401 to 405) lived in a care home.

Almack et al.

Almack et al. BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:15   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-11-15

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