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Table 3 Advance Care Planning before and 6 months after the information meeting

From: Information meetings on end-of-life care for older people by the general practitioner to stimulate advance care planning: a pre-post evaluation study

  Before the meetinga
N = 86
6 months aftera
N = 86
p-value**
  n (%) n (%)  
Who should decide for me when I cannot do it my self
 - Thought about it 73 (88%) 80 (93%) 0.031
 - Discussed with physician 7 (8%) 17 (20%) 0.008
 - Discussed with another person 19 (23%) 44 (52%)  < .001
 - Written down 12 (15%) 20 (24%) 0.016
Whether I want to be resuscitated
 - Thought about it 69 (84%) 77 (94%) 0.008
 - Discussed with physician 7 (9%) 18 (22%) 0.001
 - Discussed with another person 18 (22%) 39 (48%)  < .001
 - Written down 7 (9%) 14 (17%) 0.006
Which treatments I would or would not want under certain circumstances
 - Thought about it 55 (68%) 71 (89%)  < .001
 - Discussed with physician 4 (5%) 14 (18%) 0.004
 - Discussed with another person 8 (10%) 29 (36%)  < .001
 - Written down 6 (7%) 14 (18%) 0.008
Whether or not I can / want to stay at home
 - Thought about it 65 (79%) 69 (83%) 0.629
 - Discussed with physician 0 3 (4%) 0.250
 - Discussed with another person 16 (20%) 28 (34%) 0.023
 - Written down 2 (2%) 5 (6%) 0.453
Whether or not I would want to be admitted to hospital
 - Thought about it 52 (63%) 66 (81%) 0.004
 - Discussed with physician 0 4 (5%) 0.125
 - Discussed with another person 7 (8%) 24 (29%)  < .001
 - Written down 0 4 (5%) 0.125
Whether or not I want to be admitted to a nursing home
 - Thought about it 64 (78%) 69 (83%) 0.454
 - Discussed with physician 0 5 (6%) 0.063
 - Discussed with another person 12 (15%) 34 (41%)  < .001
 - Written down 3 (4%) 5 (6%) 0.688
Whether I would want euthanasia in certain circumstances
 - Thought about it 74 (90%) 73 (92%) 0.722
 - Discussed with physician 5 (6%) 15 (19%) 0.022
 - Discussed with another person 20 (24%) 36 (46%) 0.015
 - Written down 9 (11%) 13 (17%) 0.388
  1. **Related Samples Mc Nemar Change Test
  2. a Selection of attendees who filled in both T0 and T2 (n = 86). Missing values: who should make decisions for me T0n = 3 T2n = 3; resuscitation T0n = 4 T2n = 4; treatments T0n = 5 T2n = 6; staying at home T0n = 4 T2n = 3; hospital T0n = 3 T2n = 4; nursing home T0n = 4 T2n = 3; euthanasia T0n = 4 T2n = 7