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Table 3 Contents to be noted (n = 342)

From: Perspectives on advance directives in Japanese society: A population-based questionnaire survey

Questions Yes (%)
Treatment related decisions in the case of becoming terminally ill. (e.g. whether or not you wish to receive life-extending treatment.) 278 (81.3)
Treatment related decisions regarding "pain" during terminal stages. (e.g. whether or not you wish to be treated with painkillers.) 258 (75.4)
Whether or not you would like be informed of your diagnosis and prognosis. (e.g. whether or not you would like all information to be directly disclosed to you.) 247 (72.2)
Treatment related decisions in the case of brain death or long-term comatose. 275 (80.4)
Expressing whether or not you would like to be a donor for transplantation. 155 (45.3)
Expressing whether or not you would like to donate your body for educational purposes. 122 (35.7)
Treatment related decisions regarding end-of-life decisions. (e.g. whether you would like to die in the hospital.) 119 (34.8)
Others 16 (4.7)
  1. Above are obtained from those who chosen either "strongly agree" or "moderately agree" in question 3 (preference toward ADs). Data indicate the number of respondents who marked each item.