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Table 1 Self assessment of confidence in different domains of palliative care, overall (n = 101) and separately for the universities of Mainz (n = 76) and Göttingen (n = 25)

From: Knowledge and attitude of final - year medical students in Germany towards palliative care - an interinstitutional questionnaire-based study

question university confident
n (%)
rather confident
n (%)
rather non confident n (%) non confident n (%) n =
(1)Regarding assessment and examination of patients with cancer pain I feel... overall Mainz Göttingen 2 (2)
1 (1)
1 (4)
34 (34)
28 (37)
6 (24)
57 (56)
43 (57)
14 (56)
8 (8)
4 (5)
4 (16)
101
76
25
(2) Regarding the basic principles and contents of palliative care I feel... overall Mainz Göttingen 3 (3)
3 (4)
0
30 (30)
20 (26)
10 (40)
59 (58)
46 (61)
13 (52)
9 (9)
7 (9)
2 (8)
101
76
25
(3) Regarding the integration of psychological aspects in the treatment and accompaniment of severely ill and dying patients I feel... overall Mainz Göttingen 5 (5)
4 (5)
1 (4)
30 (30)
24 (31)
7 (28)
52 (51)
42 (55)
10 (40)
14 (14)
7 (9)
7 (28)
101
76
25
(4) Regarding the medical treatment of cancer pain I feel... overall Mainz Göttingen 8 (8)
8 (11)
0
49 (49)
44 (58)
6 (24)
29 (29)
20 (26)
9 (36)
14 (14)
4 (5)
10 (40)
101
76
25
(5) Regarding the integration of spiritual aspects in the treatment and accompaniment of severely ill and dying patients I feel... overall Mainz Göttingen 5 (5)
5 (7)
0
17 (17)
13 (17)
4 (16)
45 (45)
38 (50)
8 (32)
33 (33)
20 (26)
13 (52)
101
76
25
(6) Regarding the treatment of symptoms, which might occur in advanced cancer, I feel... overall Mainz Göttingen 4 (4)
3 (4)
1 (4)
41 (41)
32 (42)
9 (38)
45 (45)
34 (45)
11 (45)
10 (10)
7 (9)
3 (13)
100
76
24
(7) Regarding communicating with severely ill and dying patients I feel... overall Mainz Göttingen 7 (7)
5 (7)
2 (8)
36 (36)
29 (38)
7 (28)
40 (40)
30 (40)
10 (40)
17 (17)
11 (15)
6 (24)
101
76
25
(8) In explaining to a patient the inability to cure her/his disease, I feel... overall Mainz Göttingen 2 (2)
1 (1)
1 (4)
17 (17)
12 (16)
5 (20)
44 (44)
36 (48)
8 (32)
37 (37)
26 (35)
11 (44)
100
75
25
(9) In explaining to a patient the change from a tumor specific treatment (e.g. chemotherapy) to palliative care I feel... overall Mainz Göttingen 1 (1)
1 (1)
0
19 (19)
14 (19)
5 (20)
60 (59)
45 (59)
15 (60)
21 (21)
16 (21)
5 (20)
101
76
25
(10) Regarding the treatment of and accompaniment of terminally ill and dying patients I feel... overall Mainz Göttingen 0
0
0
20 (20)
17 (23)
3 (12)
51 (50)
39 (51)
12 (48)
30 (30)
20 (26)
10 (40)
101
76
25
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