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Table 1 Case vignettes A-Da

From: Systematic development and adjustment of the German version of the Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators Tool (SPICT-DE)

Case vignette Main characteristics and palliative care needs Study part
A • 83-year-old female, widowed, living with her youngest mental handicapped son at home
• Multiple chronic diseases (e.g. coronary heart disease, hypertension, morbid obesity, chronic ulcus cruris, polyarthrosis, discopathy), multiple problems in the activities of daily living, mobility-impaired
• (General) palliative care indicated
• Pretest
B • 78-year-old female, widowed, living with the family of her granddaughter at home
• Multiple chronic diseases (e.g. chronic obstructive lung disease, coronary heart disease with condition after bypass surgery, cardiac arrhythmias, gastric ulcer with anemia and cachexia), advanced frailty, mobility-impaired
• (General) palliative care indicated
• Pretest
• Focus groups
C • 76-year-old male, living with his spouse at home
• Multiple chronic diseases (chronic heart failure, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, osteoporosis, urinary incontinence, polyneuropathy), multiple problems in the activities of daily and social living, mobility-impaired, beginning caregiver overload
• Spouse affected by Parkinson’s disease
• (General) palliative care indicated
• Pretest
• Focus groups
D • 65-year-old male, living with his spouse at home
• Non-small-cell lung cancer with cerebellar metastases, several co-morbidities (e.g. coronary heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias, condition after stroke, chronic kidney failure, depression), multiple symptoms (e.g. pain, dyspnea, coughing, dizziness)
• (Specialist) palliative care indicated
• Pretest
  1. aSource: “ELFOP – End of life care for frail older patients in family practice” (Funding: BMBF 01GY1120) [18, 19]