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Table 1 Characteristics of dementia patients receiving palliative care

From: Palliative care for nursing home patients with dementia: service evaluation and risk factors of mortality

Characteristics Men (N = 22) Women (N = 35)
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Age at the receiving palliative care (y/o) 88.2 (5.6) 89.2 (5.2)
Duration from entry the nursing home to the receiving palliative care (years) 4.7 (4.1) 5.2 (4.2)
Duration from first family meeting to the entry of palliative care (days) 24.1 (78.1) 19.2 (45.8)
The person signed contract of palliative care N (%) N (%)
 Couple 4 (18.2) 1 (2.9)
 Child 14 (63.6) 30 (85.7)
 Others 4 (18.2) 4 (11.4)
Family members participated Family meeting
 1–2 15 (68.2) 26 (71.1)
 > 2 7 (31.8) 9 (28.9)
Times of Family Meeting
 1 25 (92.6) 30 (78.9)
 2 (twice) 2 (7.4) 7 (18.4)