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Table 4 Family need scores over two time points

From: Nurse-led navigation to provide early palliative care in rural areas: a pilot study

  Information support needs (max 172)
Mean (SD)
Tangible support needs (max 112)
Mean (SD)
Emotional support needs (max 112)
Mean (SD)
T1, All 59.29 (22.52) 23.57 (13.34) 26.75 (6.02)
T2, All 58.14 (23.49) 22.29 (16.30) 27.86 (10.84)
T1, Deceased 54.00 (35.37) 10.67 (1.15) 25.67 (9.50)
T2, Deceased 77.67 (15.95) 19.67 (13.50) 26.33 (12.01)
T1, Alive at study conclusion 63.25 (11.48) 33.25 (7.97) 27.56 (3.20)
T2, Alive at study conclusion 43.50 (16.34) 24.25 (19.94) 29.00 (11.60)
Comparative rural sample from another study [46] 55.8 (25.4) 28.3 (18.3) 26.9 (12.9)
  1. Higher scores indicate more unmet needs. The maximum values represent worst possible scores
  2. Time 1 (T1) and Time 2 (T2) are first and last usable scores. The length of time between T1 and T2 varied between participants