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Table 1 Means and standard deviations of symptom scores one month and one week before death

From: The changing causal foundations of cancer-related symptom clustering during the final month of palliative care: A longitudinal study

Symptom One Month One Week
  Mean (s.d.) Mean (s.d.)
Appetite 46.8 (29.9) 60.3 (32.1)
Tiredness 43.2 (20.0) 58.5 (25.0)
Depression 32.9 (22.7) 38.5 (29.1)
Well-being 42.4 (23.5) 49.0 (23.4)
Pain 37.5 (22.7) 44.0 (26.9)
Anxiety 33.4 (24.0) 38.1 (28.5)
Nausea 18.4 (16.0) 25.7 (24.9)
Shortness of Breath 24.0 (21.1) 31.7 (27.2)
Drowsiness 39.8 (22.5) 55.6 (27.7)
  1. Standard deviations (s.d.) in parentheses; symptoms scored 0 = best possible to. 100 = worst possible