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

P-Value


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:10.1186/1472-684X-9-15

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