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Positive Psychological Capital, Death Awareness and Terminal Care Performance according to Characteristics about Terminal Care (N=127).

 Characteristics Categoriesn (%) or M±DPositive psychological capitalDeath awarenessTerminal care performance



M±Dt or F (P)M±Dt or F (P)M±Dt or F (P)
The first clinical experience of a patient’s death (mo)<397 (76.4)3.90±0.482.06 (0.132)3.67±0.352.40 (0.095)2.87±0.350.54 (0.584)
4∼1122 (17.3)3.96±0.373.67±0.252.81±0.27
≥128 (6.3)4.23±0.463.93±0.302.95±0.26
1.35±0.07
Experience of death in one’s patient in the past year (number)No1 (0.8)4.83±0.002.04 (0.135)3.57±0.000.10 (0.904)2.82±0.000.34 (0.710)
1∼556 (44.1)3.90±0.463.68±0.362.84±0.35
≥670 (55.1)3.94±0.463.69±0.312.89±0.32
3.06±0.11
Education about terminal careYes113 (89.0)3.95±0.471.55 (0.123)3.71±0.332.15 (0.033)2.88±0.331.61 (0.019)
No14 (11.0)3.75±0.423.51±0.322.73±0.28
2.28±0.97
Experience of death of family members, relatives or friends within 1 yearYes44 (34.6)3.98±0.460.96 (0.341)3.71±0.290.59 (0.557)3.00±0.313.64 (<0.001)
No83 (65.4)3.90±0.473.67±0.352.79±0.32
The biggest factor affecting death awarenessDeath of patienta82 (64.6)3.99±0.431.89 (0.134)3.66±0.331.84 (0.144)2.89±0.303.44 (0.019) a>c
Death of acquaintanceb30 (23.6)3.88±0.513.69±0.332.91±0.38
Book, movie, TVc8 (6.3)3.71±0.503.61±0.352.55±0.36
Religious educationd7 (5.5)3.68±0.513.96±0.282.71±0.23
The most difficult factor to do when performing terminal careInsufficient timea56 (44.1)4.02±0.481.72 (0.135)3.73±0.343.74 (0.003) f>e2.94±0.362.28 (0.051)
Unskilled communicationb44 (34.6)3.91±0.483.69±0.272.80±0.28
Insufficiency of professional knowledgec11 (8.7)3.76±0.393.48±0.322.71±0.32
Fear of death itselfd4 (3.1)3.66±0.173.51±0.492.68±0.22
Insufficiency of professional skille3 (2.4)3.44±0.063.19±0.212.66±0.07
Othersf9 (7.1)3.96±0.363.90±0.282.99±0.34
How to learn knowledge about terminal careJob training or continuous education72 (56.7)3.93±0.470.07 (0.996)3.69±0.340.98 (0.431)2.90±0.340.10 (0.424)
College-graduate class27 (21.3)3.90±0.523.71±0.322.81±0.31
Self-learning with books11 (8.7)3.96±0.443.65±0.262.91±0.36
Media3 (2.4)3.88±0.343.71±0.350.55±0.32
Religious communion2 (1.5)4.06±0.684.02±0.093.07±0.25
Others12 (9.4)3.92±0.403.53±0.362.73±0.20
Korean J Hosp Palliat Care 2019;22:77~86 https://doi.org/10.14475/kjhpc.2019.22.2.77
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