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Table 5 Number and percentage of follow-up survey respondents who indicated that they had talked to close friends and family about end of life wishes, or comforted somebody who had been bereaved, at baseline and follow-up, and change between the two time points

From: Discussing end of life wishes – the impact of community interventions?

  Before Follow-up Difference P value
Awareness How to Total Awareness How to Total Awareness How to Total Total
Own end of life care 59/99 (60%) 26/40 (65%) 85 (61%) 70/99 (71%) 27/40 (68%) 97 (70%) 11% 3% 9% 0.033
Own wishes for after your death 70/99 (71%) 26/40 (64%) 96 (69%) 79/99 (80%) 29/40 (73%) 108 (78%) 9% 9% 9% 0.033
Other’s wishes for end of life care 66/100 (66%) 29/39 (74%) 95 (68%) 68/100 (68%) 27/39 (69%) 95 (68%) 2% −5% 0% N/A
Other’s wishes for after their death 67/98 (68%) 24/39 (85%) 91 (66%) 67/98 (68%) 26/39 (74%) 93 (68%) 0% 2% 2% 0.44 (NS)
To comfort somebody who is bereaved 86/100 (86%) 36/39 (92%) 122 (88%) 83/100 (83%) 34/39 (87%) 118 (85%) −3% −5% −3% N/A