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Table 4 Overview of the groups of persons who assisted in the preparation of advance directives

From: Advance directives and power of attorney for health care in the oldest-old – results of the AgeQualiDe study

Groups of persons assisting in ADs preparation Assisted in n (%) of the 384 participants with assistance in ADs preparationa
Children/grandchildren 147 (38.3)
Notary 93 (24.2)
General practitioner 73 (19.0)
Spouse/life partner 51 (13.3)
Other relatives 40 (10.4)
Acquaintance/friend 24 (6.3)
Staff of professional information centersb 20 (5.2)
Lawyer 6 (1.6)
Othersc 6 (1.6)
  1. ADs advance directives
  2. aMultiple answers were allowed
  3. be.g., health insurances, social welfare organizations
  4. ce.g., tax accountant, staff of nursing or retirement home, pastor
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