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Table 1 Knowledge and attitude of relatives/friends of patients to euthanasia

From: Conception of family and friends on euthanasia in intensive care unit in Greece

   Number Percent
What do I know about Euthanasia? (Q1) Very few 34 23,8
A few 61 42,7
Some 32 22,4
Much 14 9,8
Very Much 2 1,4
Source of knowledge (Q2) Primary Studies 21 14,8
Post-graduate studies 4 2,8
Continous education 5 3,5
Media 112 78,9
How informed are you about the law regarding euthanasia in Greece? (Q3) I am not informed 66 46,2
A Little 53 37,1
Average knoeledge 20 14,0
Well informed 3 2,1
Very informed 1 0,7
Would you agree to stop a treatment applied to your relative/friend, apart from the possibility that this would briefly prolong his/her life, upon his/her request and if this was permitted by law? (Q4) Totally disagree 30 21,0
Disagree 39 27,3
Do not know 36 25,2
I agree 32 22,4
Totally agree 6 4,2
Would you agree not to initiate a treatment, although this could briefly prolong his/her life, upon his/her request and if this was permitted by law? (Q5) Totally disagree 32 22,4
Disagree 48 33,6
Do not know 32 22,4
I agree 25 17,5
Totally agree 6 4,2
Would you agree in legislation of euthanasia in Greece under certain conditions? (Q6) Totally disagree 19 13,3
Disagree 22 15,4
Do not know 33 23,1
I agree 59 41,3
Totally agree 10 7,0
Would you agree to stop a treatment applied to your relative/friend, even if this would briefly prolong his/her life, upon physicians’ recommendation and if this was permitted by law? (Q7) Totally disagree 25 17,5
Disagree 43 30,1
Do not know 39 27,3
I agree 31 21,7
Totally agree 5 3,5
Would you agree not to start a treatment to your relative/friend, even if this would briefly prolong his/her life, upon physicians’ recommendation and if this was permitted by law? (Q8) Totally disagree 26 18,2
Disagree 43 30,1
Do not know 36 25,2
I agree 34 23,8
Totally agree 4 2,8
Would you ask the physician to stop a treatment applied to your relative/friend, even if this would briefly prolong his life under certain circumstances? (Q9) Totally disagree 40 28,0
Disagree 65 45,5
Do not know 21 14,7
I agree 15 10,5
Totally agree 2 1,4
Would you ask the physician not to start a treatment to your relative/friend, even if this would briefly prolong his life under certain circumstances? (Q9) (Q10) Totally disagree 38 26,6
Disagree 66 46,2
Do not know 25 17,5
I agree 12 8,4
Totally agree 2 1,4
Has your current attitude towards euthanasia changed compared to the initial opinion? (Q11) Yes 48 33,8
No 94 66,2
Would you ever agree or would you take a decision to accelerate the end of the life of your relative/friend under certain conditions? (Q12) Yes 68 47,6
No 75 52,4
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