|Experiences with the use of ADs of older people who had and AD and with limited decision-making capacity before death (n = 120, rounded percentages)*|
|Older people with an AD who had limited decision-making capacity more than a week before death||Older people with an AD who had limited decision-making capacity a week or less before death|
|Responsible physician was aware of the existence of the AD(s)|
|Responsible physician was aware of the content of the AD(s)|
|Time of physician being informed about the AD(s)‡|
|Close to the moment of death||4||2|
|Discussion about AD in the last week of life with physician‡|
|Yes, with patient||38||32|
|Yes, with proxy||33||17|
|Relative’s perspective on communication process about AD(s)‡|
|Not good, not bad||12||11|
|Relative’s perspective on additional value of AD(s)|
|Relative’s perspective on influence of AD(s) on care|
|AD determined decisions||12||22|
|AD was (very) influential||31||28|
|AD had little influence||27||15|
|AD had no influence, because:||31||35|
|- did not relate to patient’s situation||15||17|
|- the physician did not want to cooperate||11||2|
|- the AD was signed too long ago||4||7|
*Missings in all groups of all variables were less than 5% of the total N; 101 respondents of ADC sample and 19 respondents of LASA sample.
‡Difference between the two groups significant (p < 0.05).
Kaspers et al.
Kaspers et al. BMC Palliative Care 2013 12:1 doi:10.1186/1472-684X-12-1