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Table 3 M-EOLD range during last month of life 0 (worst) to 5 (best) mean (SD) by diagnosis (n = 264)

From: End of life care for long-term care residents with dementia, chronic illness and cancer: prospective staff survey

  Mean Score Range Cancer n = 41 Dementia n = 114 Cancer + Dementia n = 8 Chronic Illness n = 74
Pain   0–5 .8(.8) .6 (1.0) .5(.7) 1.0 (1.4)
Shortness of breath   0–5 3.7 (1.7) 3.3 (1.9) 3.6 (1.9) 3.4 (1.8)
Skin breakdown   0–5 4.2 (1.3) 3.6 (1.8) 3.5 (2.1) 3.9 (1.6)
Calm   0–5 2.5 (1.7) 2.6 (1.9) 3.0 (2.2) 2.6 (1.8)
Depression   0–5 3.0 (1.8) 2.7 (1.8) 2.5 (2.2) 2.9 (1.8)
Fear   0–5 4.1 (1.5) 3.3 (1.8) 3.0 (2.2) 3.7 (1.6)
Anxiety   0–5 1.6 (1.6) 2.5 (1.8) 3.1 (2.3) 2.3 (1.9)
Agitation   0–5 2.9 (1.9) 3.4 (1.9) 3.6 (2.2) 3.1 (1.9)
Resistive to care   0–5 3.7 (1.7) 4.0 (1.5) 3.6 (2.2) 3.7 (1.8)
Total 26.7 0–45 26.9 (8.6) 26.5 (8.2) 26.3 (11.8) 26.9 (8.6)
Subscale Physical Symptoms 8.05 0–15 8.8 (2.7) 7.7 (3.1) 7.6 (3.0) 8.3 (3.3)
Subscale Psychological Symptoms 18.40 0–30 18.0 (5.9) 18.7 (6.3) 18.7 (9.4) 18.5 (6.5)