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Table 4 Trust in physicians before, immediately after 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 information meeting (T0)
N = 154
Immediately after (T1)a
N = 144
Difference T0 – T1, p-value** 6 months after (T2)a
N = 86
Difference T0 – T2, p-value**
  n (%) n (%)   n (%)  
How much do you trust physicians to provide good care to you in the final stage of life?b    0.002   0.465
 - Very much trust 47 (32) 61 (45)   28 (34)  
 - Reasonably much trust 82 (57) 64 (47)   48 (58)  
 - Not much or no trust 16 (11) 12 (9)   7 (8)  
How much do you trust physicians to follow your wishes about medical decisions at the end of your life?c     < 0.001   0.869
 - Very much trust 44 (30) 51 (37)   19 (24)  
 - Reasonably much trust 79 (55) 79 (57)   53 (66)  
 - Not much or no trust 22 (15) 8 (6)   8 (10)  
  1. ** marginal homogeneity test for paired samples
  2. a selection of people who also filled in the questionnaire before the information meeting; there was one person who did fill in T1 but not T0, there were 4 persons who did fill in T2 but not T0
  3. b missing observations: between 9 and 3 per group
  4. c missing observations between 9 and 6 per group