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Table 5 Overall difference of needs between cancer patients and their caregivers

From: Supporting the patients with advanced cancer and their family caregivers: what are their palliative care needs?

Patients’ Domain Mean (SD) Caregivers’ Domain Mean (SD)
Information 19.5 (22.6) Information 28.9 (27.0)
Psychological problems 16.4 (21.5) Health-care staff 23.4 (26.5)
Practical support 16.1 (20.6) Practical support 23.4 (24.1)
Physical symptoms 13.3 (16.6) Hospital facilities & services 19.1 (21.3)
Hospital facilities & services 12.6 (16.1) Health & psychological problems 13.7 (17.3)
Health-care staff 11.0 (18.3) Family/ Social support 12.7 (17.9)
Social/ Religious/ Spiritual support 5.4 (13.0) Religious/ Spiritual support 9.7 (20.1)
Total CNAT Score 14.1 (14.7) Total CNAT Score 20.5 (17.8)