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Table 2 ESAS and PPS at baseline and follow-up

From: Exploring attitudes toward physician-assisted death in patients with life-limiting illnesses with varying experiences of palliative care: a pilot study

   No palliative care (n = 21) New palliative care (n = 64) Prior palliative care (n = 17)
ESAS at time 1 (average ± SD) Pain (average ± SD) 1.8 ± 2.8 3.7 ± 3.4 4.3 ± 3.1
Tiredness (average ± SD) 4.9 ± 2.5 6.1 ± 3.4 6.4 ± 2.9
Drowsiness (average ± SD) 4.9 ± 2.7 5.2 ± 3.5 5.6 ± 3.6
Nausea (average ± SD) 0.7 ± 1.8 1.9 ± 2.8 2.4 ± 3.7
Appetite (average ± SD) 3.0 ± 3.6 4.5 ± 3.9 3.9 ± 3.7
Dyspnea (average ± SD) 2.9 ± 3.6 2.7 ± 3.3 2.4 ± 2.9
Depression (average ± SD) 3.0 ± 3.1 3.0 ± 3.5 3.6 ± 3.6
Anxiety (average ± SD) 2.8 ± 3.0 3.0 ± 3.4 3.3 ± 3.6
Wellbeing (average ± SD) 3.9 ± 2.7 4.4 ± 2.8 4.8 ± 3.0
Total distress (average ± SD) 27.9 ± 16.0 34.7 ± 19.4 34.6 ± 21.5
PPS at time 1 (average ± SD) 49.5 ± 9.7 46.7 ± 13.6 44.1 ± 10.0
   No palliative care (n = 43) New palliative care (n = 14) Prior palliative care (n = 13)
ESAS at time 2 (average ± SD Pain (average ± SD) 2.0 ± 2.5 3.7 ± 3.2 3.8 ± 3.0
Tiredness (average ± SD) 4.7 ± 2.8 6.2 ± 3.0 5.3 ± 3.4
Drowsiness (average ± SD) 4.5 ± 3.1 4.9 ± 3.6 4.7 ± 3.8
Nausea (average ± SD) 0.7 ± 1.7 1.9 ± 3.2 1.2 ± 2.1
Appetite (average ± SD) 2.5 ± 3.4 4.5 ± 4.0 4.3 ± 3.2
Dyspnea (average ± SD) 2.6 ± 3.4 2.4 ± 3.2 2.2 ± 3.3
Depression (average ± SD) 2.0 ± 3.5 1.8 ± 3.2 3.8 ± 3.7
Anxiety (average ± SD) 2.2 ± 3.3 1.8 ± 3.0 3.2 ± 3.8
Wellbeing (average ± SD) 3.5 ± 3.4 4.1 ± 2.8 5.2 ± 2.5
Total distress (average ± SD) 26.8 ± 25.3 31.4 ± 18.0 33.7 ± 21.0
PPS at time 2 (average ± SD) 54/3 ± 8.5 47.9 ± 13.0 44.6 ± 11.3
  1. ESAS: Edmonton symptom assessment scale
  2. PPS: Palliative performance scale
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