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Table 2 Distribution of WHO domains before and after training

From: Palliative care training addressed to hospital healthcare professionals by palliative care specialists: a mixed-method evaluation

Domain WHO palliative care definition Before After P
Percentage with confidence interval Percentage with confidence interval p-value
D01 Improvement of patient quality of life 23.4 (14.5–34.4) 61.0 (49.2–72.0) <  0.001
D02 Life-threatening illness 53.2 (41.5–64.7) 64.9 (53.2–75.5) 0.052
D03 Prevention and relief of suffering 32.5 (22.2–44.1) 28.6 (18.8–40.0) 0.689
D04 Treatment of pain 33.8 (23.4–45.4) 39.0 (28.0–50.8) 0.571
D05 Treatment of physical symptoms 22.1 (13.4–33.0) 40.3 (29.2–52.1) 0.001
D06 Psychological aspects of patient care 18.2 (10.3–28.6) 44.2 (32.8–55.9) <  0.001
D07 Spiritual aspects of patient care 02.6 (00.3–09.1) 20.8 (12.4–31.5) <  0.001
D08 Addressing patient and family needs 23.4 (14.5–34.4) 53.2 (41.5–64.7) <  0.001
D09 Encouraging patients to live as actively as possible 01.3 (00.0–07.0) 09.1 (03.7–17.8) 0.077
D10 Helping family to cope during patient illness 10.4 (04.6–19.4) 23.4 (14.5–34.4) 0.016
D11 Helping family to cope with their bereavement 01.3 (00.0–07.0) 07.8 (02.9–16.2) 0.131
D12 Team approach in addressing needs 07.8 (02.9–16.2) 23.4 (14.5–34.4) 0.006
D13 Investigations aimed at improving management of clinical problems 00.0 (00.0–04.7) 00.0 (00.0–04.7) /
D14 Early applicability in illness trajectory 03.9 (00.8–11.0) 23.4 (14.5–34.4) <  0.001
D15 Affirming life 00.0 (00.0–04.7) 02.6 (00.3–09.1) 0.480