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Table 2 The probability of signing a “do not resuscitate” order with a different title, information contents, and outcomes

From: Allow natural death versus do-not-resuscitate: titles, information contents, outcomes, and the considerations related to do-not-resuscitate decision

  Mean (SD) F/p
Titles
 DNR 7.81 (2.19) t = −4.51,
 AND 8.11 (1.96) p < 0.001
Information contents
 (1) terminal illness 7.86 (2.24) F = 60.64,
 (1) + (2) goal 8.09 (2.19) p < 0.001
 (1) + (2) + (3) success rate 8.52 (2.01) 4 > 3 > 2 > 1
 (1) + (2) + (3) + (4) harm 8.62 (2.03)  
Outcomes
 (1) The patient has to stay in an intensive care unit and will die within two weeks. 7.29 (2.51) F = 292.16, p < 0.001
 (2) The patient has an endotracheal intubation and lives with a ventilator. 7.33 (2.60) 3 > 2 = 1 > 4 > 5 > 6
 (3) The patient is in a vegetative state and unconscious. 7.63 (2.82)  
 (4) The patient is clearly conscious but cannot take care of himself/herself, and has to rely on others. 6.58 (2.89)  
 (5) The patient may have a tracheostomy tube but can take care of himself/herself. 4.96 (2.96)  
 (6) The patient will completely recover. 2.76 (3.51)  
  1. AND Allowed Natural Death, DNR Do Not Resuscitate