Table 3 

Opinions about the use of morphine as an analgesic among the GP and HP 

OPINIONS ABOUT USE OF MORPHINE 
GP AGREEMENT (%) 
HP AGREEMENT (%) 
% DIFFERENCE GP  HP 
PValue 


It means that it is serious (GP n = 171; HP n = 399) 
96 (56,1) 
37 (9,3) 
46,8 
0,000* 


There is a risk to develop dependency (GP n = 171; HP n = 405) 
70 (41.0) 
6 (1,5) 
39,5 
0,000* 


There is a risk of delirium or euphoria (GP n = 171; HP n = 405) 
68 (39.8) 
18 (4,4) 
35,4 
0,000* 


It does diminish the surviving period (GP n = 171; HP n = 407) 
61 (35,7) 
13 (3,2) 
32,5 
0,002* 


There is a risk of somnolence or sedation (PG n = 170; PS n = 403) 
74 (43,5) 
123 (30,5) 
13,0 
0,000* 


It can lead to increasing doses (GP n = 170; HP n = 403) 
85 (50,0) 
105 (26,1) 
23,9 
0,000* 


It is a sign of limited life expectancy (GP n = 171  HP n = 409) 
47 (27,5) 
4 (1,0) 
26,5 
0,000* 


It increases legal risks in relation to other medication (GP n = 171; HP n = 407) 
85 (49,7) 
229 (56,3) 
6,6 
0,149 


There is a risk of discrimination (PG n = 169; PS n = 397) 
33 (19,5) 
10 (2,5) 
17,0 
0,000* 


* Significant difference P value ≤ 0.05 

Verloo et al. BMC Palliative Care 2010 9:15 doi:10.1186/1472684X915 