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Item Performance and Reliability of the Advance Directives Attitude Scale-Korean (N=218).

No.Item contentsM±SDCorrected item-total correlationCronbach’s α if itemdeleted
1Patients with decision-making capacity who are not terminally ill should have a right to refuse life support even if the decision may lead to death3.38±0.560.4130.803
2Nurse should uphold the patient’s wishes even if they conflict with the nurse’s own view3.10±0.680.5690.789
3It is sometimes best to withhold information from patients3.04±0.610.6180.785
4Nurses should go against relatives’ wishes if they conflict with the patient’’s endof life decisions2.99±0.550.5210.795
5*Nurses should not violate hospital policies when advocating for patient’’s end of life decisions3.04±0.660.4950.796
6All patients with decision-making capacity should complete advance directives2.93±0.780.4380.804
7Patients should consider family members’ opinions when completing advance directives3.06±0.640.3770.807
8Even if life-support such as mechanical ventilation and dialysis are stopped, artificial nutrition and hydration should be continued2.94±0.700.5460.791
9It is appropriate to give medication to relieve pain even if it may hasten a patient’s death3.50±0.520.3010.812
10The nurse has the responsibility to confer with the doctor about medical treatment if a patient’s right have not been considered3.02±0.650.3840.807
11Nurses should be actively involved in helping patients complete advance directives3.24±0.480.5120.797
12Patients with decision-making capacity should always be consulted on Do-Not-Resuscitate decisions3.45±0.510.4090.804

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Korean J Hosp Palliat Care 2019;22:134~143
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