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Table 1 Socio-demographic Characteristics of the Sample

From: Development and psychometric evaluation of a new tool for measuring the attitudes of patients with progressive neurological diseases to ethical aspects of end-of-life care

 PatientsFamily PatientsFamily
N = 209N = 118N = 209N = 118
Sex – N (%)  Job – N (%)  
 Man74 (35)53 (45)Employed54 (26)60 (51)
 Woman135 (65)65 (55)Student2 (1)2 (2)
Education N (%)  On maternity leave/at home3 (1)5 (4)
 Elementary13 (6)7 (6)Invalid pensioner78 (38)7 (6)
 Secondary162 (78)79 (67)Old-age pensioner69 (33)43 (36)
 Tertiary34 (16)32 (27)Unemployed3 (1)1 (1)
Children – yes N (%)175 (84)94 (80)Duration of disease – N (%)  
Marital status – N (%)  Less than a year8 (4)
 Single32 (15)18 (15)1–3 yrs27 (13)
 Married125 (60)83 (70)4–6 yrs40 (19)
 Divorced31 (15)16 (14)7–10 yrs29 (14)
 Widow/er21 (10)1 (1)More than 10 yrs105 (50)
Relationship N (%)  Contribution to care - N (%)  
 Husband/wife58 (49)None114 (55)
 Partner8 (7)I25 (12)
 Son/daughter29 (25)II25 (12)
 Mother/father8 (7)III36 (17)
 Other15 (12)IV9 (4)