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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of IPOS items (%) - n = 134

From: Validation and cultural adaptation of the Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale (IPOS) for the Portuguese population

   Patients Staff |t| (Sig.)
Physical symptoms Pain 42.0 35.9 1.914 (p = 0.058)
Shortness of breath 15.0 14.8 0.118 (p = 0.906)
Lack of energy 42.1 45.6 1.598 (p = 0.112)
Nausea 12.6 11.3 0.733 (p = 0.465)
Feeling sick 8.7 6.4 1.801 (p = 0.074)
Poor appetite 34.5 30.4 1.374 (p = 0.172)
Constipated 28.2 19.0 3.923 (p < 0.001)
Wounds in mouth or mouth dry 31.4 10.6 7.450 (p < 0.001)
Sleepiness 33.1 14.7 7.493 (p > 0.001)
Lack of mobility 39.2 41.4 1.029 (p = 0.305)
Total subscale score 28.7 23.3 5.233 (p < 0.001)
Emotional symptoms Anxiety 56.9 54.5 0.921 (p = 0.359)
Family/friends worry 70.3 62.4 2.693 (p = 0.008)
Depression 47.3 42.0 2.103 (p = 0.037)
Feeling at peace 35.8 45.0 3.151 (p = 0.002)
Total subscale score 52.7 50.7 1.206 (p = 0.230)
Communications/
practical issues
Sharing feelings 62.9 48.6 4.285 (p < 0.001)
Info needs 83.6 80.9 0.939 (p = 0.349)
Practical problems 76.5 68.8 2.487 (p = 0.015)
Total subscale score 73.9 65.4 4.217 (p < 0.001)
  1. P values below 0.05, considered statistically significant, are in bold letters