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Table 3 Opinions about the use of morphine as an analgesic among the GP and HP

From: Morphinofobia: the situation among the general population and health care professionals in North-Eastern Portugal

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*
  1. * Significant difference P value ≤ 0.05