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Table 6 Family member feedback questionnaires on DT

From: Feasibility, acceptability and adaption of dignity therapy: a mixed methods study achieving 360° feedback

Item N strongly agreed or agreed (n / %) disagreed or strongly disagreed (n / %) neither agreed or disagreed (n / %) Selected Comments (ID)
I believe Dignity Therapy was helpful to my loved family member. 26 23 / 88.5 3 / 11.5 To reminisce has brought up many smiles and shown how beautiful his life was and how precious life is. (M N99)
I believe Dignity Therapy helped to give my family member a heightened sense of purpose or meaning in his life. 26 16 / 61.5 10 / 38.5 One week after, my father changed his decision to hasten death and decided to fight again. (M N21)
I believe Dignity Therapy helped to increase my family member’s sense of dignity. 26 16 / 61.5 1 / 3.8 9 / 34.6 To “work” within an interview was an accomplishment for her that she made because her testimonies were important. (M N136)
I believe Dignity Therapy helped prepare my family member for death. 26 17 / 65.4 9 / 34.6 In doing [DT] my beloved wife could reminisce about various situations or moments while she was dealing with her own death. (M N68)
I believe Dignity Therapy was as important a component of my family member’s care as any other aspect of their care, including pain management. 26 20 / 76.9 1 / 3.8 5 / 19.2 To talk about former times reduced spiritual pain. (W N23)
Intensive care and pain management make suffering and pain bearable for the patient. (M N128)
I believe Dignity Therapy helped reduce my family member’s suffering. 26 14 / 53.8 1 / 3.8 11 / 42.3 Not really reducing the suffering – but in a way bringing comfort. (M N43)
Dignity Therapy helps me during my time of grief. 25 13 / 52.0 1 / 4.0 11 / 44.0 To hold something in your hand does you some good. (W N86)
Dignity Therapy will continue to be a source of comfort for my family and me. 25 16 / 64.0 3 / 12.0 6 / 24.0 It will because it is a kind of ‘love-legacy’ of my godmother. (M N136)
I would recommend Dignity Therapy to other patients or family members who are dealing with a terminal illness. 26 24 / 92.4 1 / 3.8 1 / 3.8 All terminally ill should receive help in this wonderful way. (M N128)