Table 4

Matrix of the correlation coefficients (Pearson) between the socio-demographics characteristics and the opinions about the use of morphine as an analgesic

OPINIONS ABOUT USE OF MORPHINE

SEX

AGE

LEVEL OF TRAINING

PLACE OF LIVING


Its means that it is serious - Correlation coefficient

-0.134**

0.403**

-0.375**

-0.134**

Sig. (bil.)

0.001

0.000

0.000

0.001

N

570

554

570

568


Risks of developing dependency Correlation coefficient

-0.094*

0.481**

-0.545**

-0.119**

Sig. (bil.)

0.024

0.000

0.000

0.004

N

575

558

575

573


Risks of delirium or euphoria - Correlation coefficient

-0.041

0.469**

-0.467**

-0.053

Sig. (bil.)

0.330

0.000

0.000

0.207

N

576

559

576

574


Diminish surviving period - Correlation coefficient

-0.051

0.514**

-0.583**

-0.145**

Sig. (bil.)

0.223

0.000

0.000

0.000

N

578

561

578

576


Risks of somnolence or sedation - Correlation coefficient

-0.110**

0.254**

-0.192**

0.025

Sig. (bil)

0.008

0.000

0.000

0.547

N

577

560

577

575


Risks of increasing doses - Correlation coefficient

-0.058

0.265**

-0.241**

-0.032

Sig. (bil.)

0.166

0.000

0.000

0.441

N

573

556

573

571


Limited life expectancy - Correlation coefficient

-0.125**

0.474**

-0.488**

-0.147**

Sig. (bil.)

0.003

0.000

0.000

0.000

N

580

563

580

578


Legal constrains- Correlation coefficient

0.025

0.129**

-0.106*

-0.034

Sig. (bil.)

0.543

0.002

0.011

0.412

N

578

561

578

576


Risks of discrimination - Correlation coefficient

-0.096*

0.278**

-0.517**

-0.169**

Sig. (bil.)

0.023

0.000

0.000

0.000

N

566

549

566

564


* Significant correlation on 0,05 level (bilateral) ** significant correlation on 0,01 level (bilateral)

Verloo et al. BMC Palliative Care 2010 9:15   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-9-15

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