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Table 4 Construct validity for patient and professionals looking at physical, emotional and practical issues dimensions

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

Variable Value IPOS Patient Dimensions IPOS Professional Dimensions
Physical
symptoms
Emotional symptoms Practical Issues Physical
symptoms
Emotional symptoms Practical Issues
Mean Sig Mean Sig Mean Sig Mean Sig Mean Sig Mean Sig
Age < 65 yo
≥ 65 yo
28.8
28.6
0.947 51.8
53.4
0.651 74.0
73.8
0.963 21.6
24.5
0.177 49.8
51.3
0.651 63.8
66.5
0.456
Gender Male
Female
26.6
31.6
0.040 50.4
55.7
0.127 71.6
76.7
0.104 22.3
24.5
0.320 50.2
51.3
0.748 63.0
68.5
0.127
Education ≤ 4 years
> 4 years
28.8
28.5
0.903 52.8
52.5
0.918 75.2
71.6
0.279 24.3
21.3
0.173 50.7
50.6
0.984 64.9
66.2
0.722
Place of care Primary care
Hospital
Palliative care
25.7
23.9
31.2
0.038 50.4
47.0
55.2
0.155 66.7
82.3
73.8
0.008 21.1
18.9
25.4
0.042 56.1
47.7
49.7
0.181 56.4
68.3
67.4
0.029
Cancer diagnosis Yes
No
28.7
28.6
0.979 53.2
50.5
0.528 75.5
67.0
0.034 23.4
22.8
0.841 49.7
54.9
0.186 67.5
56.4
0.012
Life expectancy < 6 mo
6 mo – 1 yr
> 1 yr
35.4
25.6
24.4
< 0.001 59.0
49.5
48.9
0.021 73.6
76.6
71.0
0.377 30.3
20.9
17.6
< 0.001 56.3
46.8
48.4
0.022 63.7
69.1
63.0
0.306
Phase of illness Stable
Unstable
Deteriorating
25.3
27.8
34.5
0.004 49.1
54.2
57.0
0.117 75.8
73.2
71.5
0.495 19.3
23.4
29.1
< 0.001 44.4
53.2
58.4
< 0.001 68.8
60.9
65.4
0–140