A SURVEY OF RESIDENTS’ AWARENESS OF PALLIATIVE CARE IN JIAXING CITY OF CHINA
Journal: International Journal of Life Science Study (IJLSS)
Author: Chengyi Li, Tingting Feng, Qiye Jia, Jia Lv, Jiali Lu, Fan Chen, Tongkun Shi*
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Objective: to understand the cognition, attitude and influence factors of palliative care in Jiaxing, and to provide research data for further promotion of palliative care. Methods: using the method of random sampling, a self-compiled questionnaire survey was conducted in the Jiaxing community and shopping mall square. 245 copies of questionnaires were distributed. Results: 245 questionnaires were distributed and taken back, there are 238 valid questionnaires. The effective rate was 97%.The overall awareness rate of residents in Jiaxing was 48.7%. In different genders (χ2=0.053, P=0.817),different education backgrounds (χ2=0.573, P=0.751), different occupations (χ2=5.297, P=0.381), different households income (χ2=2.547, P=0.467) there were no significant differences in the overall awareness rate of palliative care. 92.0% subjects are willing to accept palliative care at the end of life. Conclusions: Jiaxing residents do not have a high degree of overall awareness of palliative care, but they have a high degree of acceptance of relevant knowledge and concepts. It is necessary to increase educational publicity and improve the overall cognition level, so as to change people’s view of life and death and improve the quality of life ending.