|Role of the relative in decision-making for older people with limited decision-making capacity before death and with or without an appointed proxy AD (n=213, rounded percentages)|
|Older people without an appointed proxy AD||Older people with an appointed proxy AD|
|Received care in accordance with preferences of patient†|
|Patient’s satisfaction with contact between physician and patient|
|What influence in decision-making did relative have during the last 3 months|
|Not very influential||17||20|
|No decisions had to be made||20||12|
|Satisfaction of relative with their influence in decision-making|
|Satisfaction of relative with end-of-life care and consideration of preferences|
*Missings in all groups of all variables were less than 5% of the total N; people without an appointed proxy AD: 54 respondents of ADC sample and 109 respondents of LASA sample; people with a proxy AD: 49 respondents of ADC sample and 1 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