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Table 2 Correct answers to 21 questions exploring knowledge in percent of responding students

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

  Mainz
(%)
Göttingen
(%)
Overall (%) missing answers (abs)
Identify somatic pain 70 60 68 2
Move to strong opioid 62 24 53 2
NSAID for bone pain 62 12 49 2
Treatment of breakthrough pain 66 21 58 2
Conversion oral to IV morphine 51 36 47 2
Time to therapeutic for fentanyl patch 41 36 39 2
Equianalgetic dose of fentanyl 23 16 21 2
Opioid nausea resolves in < 7 days 65 52 62 2
Side-effects of opioids 29 20 27 3
Worsened pain is worsened cancer 19 24 20 3
Identify neuropathic pain 67 42 61 5
Tricyclics for AIDS pain 51 25 44 5
Family says: don't tell 76 75 76 6
Tell prognosis in cancer 49 46 48 6
Define physician assisted suicide and euthanasia 48 75 55 6
Treat dyspnoea 39 38 39 6
Diagnose hypercalcaemia 23 4 18 7
Treat death rattle 21 9 18 7
No IV hydration for dying patient 34 43 36 7
Pronounce death 58 57 57 7
Identify normal grief 54 61 56 6