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Table 2 Overview of current and anticipated problems

From: Feasibility of hospital-initiated non-facilitator assisted advance care planning documentation for patients with palliative care needs

Domain Physical Care-related Social Psychological Spiritual
Current problems
 Number of ACP documents with documentation (N (%)) 136 (85%) 118 (74%) 39 (24%) 43 (27%) 25 (16%)
  1 Pain (n = 58) ADL dependencea (n = 92) Widowed/ living alone (n = 10) Delirium (n = 19) Acceptance (n = 7)
  2 Dyspnoea (n = 42) Urinary catheter (n = 11) Worrying over loved ones (n = 9) Mood problems other than anxiety (n = 17) Problems with coping (n = 6)
  3 Weakness/ fatigue (n = 33) Faecal incontinence/ stoma (n = 7) Impaired contact with family/ loved ones (n = 8) Anxiety (n = 13) Loss of control and independence (n = 4)
Anticipated problems
 Number of individual problems documented (N) 492 9 13 27 4
  1 Pain (n = 114) Physical weakness/ dependence (n = 6) Overworked carer (n = 10) Anxiety (n = 14) Existential issues (n = 2)
  2 Dyspnoea (n = 78) Organisation-of-care related queries (n = 2) Coping within family (n = 2) Psychological restlessness (n = 4) Coping (n = 1)
  3 Nausea/ vomiting (n = 36) Technical queries (e.g. Stoma care) (n = 1) Unwanted loss of contact with child (n = 1) Insomnia (n = 3) Dilemma regarding pacemaker (n = 1)
 Other n = 264
Of which delirium: (n = 33)
Nil Nil n = 6 Nil
  1. aRequiring help with activities of daily living, e.g. eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring (walking) and continence