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Table 3 End-of-life care preferences (n = 96)

From: End-of-life care preferences among cancer patients in Southern Thailand: a university hospital-based cross-sectional survey

EoL care preference Number (%)
Importance of EoL care aspects
 Receiving the full truth regarding their illness
  Disagree 1 (1.0)
  Agree 95 (99.0)
  No opinion -
 Disclosing the full truth regarding their illness to family members
  Disagree 7 (7.3)
  Agree 88 (91.7)
  No opinion 1 (1.0)
 Having loved ones around when needed
  Disagree 3 (3.1)
  Agree 90 (93.8)
  No opinion 3 (3.1)
 Not being a physical or psychological burden to the family
  Disagree 22 (22.9)
  Agree 69 (71.9)
  No opinion 5 (5.2)
 Completing unfinished business; preparing to die
  Disagree 12 (12.5)
  Agree 83 (86.5)
  No opinion 1 (1.0)
 Having the sense of being meaningful in life
  Disagree 3 (3.1)
  Agree 89 (92.7)
  No opinion 4 (4.2)
 Being free from distressing symptoms such as pain and shortness of breath
  Disagree 2 (2.1)
  Agree 93 (96.9)
  No opinion 1 (1.0)
 Receiving both physical and psychological treatment
  Disagree 6 (6.2)
  Agree 89 (92.7)
  No opinion 1 (1.0)
 Performing or participating in religious rituals
  Disagree 16 (16.7)
  Agree 73 (76)
  No opinion 7 (7.3)
 Being involved in treatment decisions
  Disagree 15 (15.6)
  Agree 77 (80.2)
  No opinion 4 (4.2)
 Being mentally aware at the last hour of life
  Disagree 4 (4.2)
  Agree 90 (93.8)
  No opinion 2 (2.1)
 Passing away at home
  Disagree 7 (7.3)
  Agree 59 (61.5)
  No opinion 30 (31.2)
EoL care preferences
 Withhold of futile life-sustaining treatment
  Disagree 19 (19.8)
  Agree 74 (77.1)
  No opinion 3 (3.1)
 Active pain control
  Disagree 8 (8.3)
  Agree 87 (90.6)
  No opinion 1 (1.0)
 Active euthanasia
  Disagree 38 (39.6)
  Agree 57 (59.4)
  No opinion 1 (1.0)