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Table 6 Impact of QoL on decision-making

From: Quality of life assessment in preterm children: physicians’ knowledge, attitude, belief, practice - a KABP study

  n (%)* Obstetricians Neonatologists Paediatric neurologists p
n 1(%)* n 2(%)* n 3(%)*
If the data of the literature showed very poor QoL in EP Children, this information:
- would affect your choices 50 (84.7) 9 (90.0) 31 (86.1) 10 (76.9) NS
- would need to be relativized 38 (64.4) 4 (40.0) 27 (75.0) 7 (53.6) NS
- should be given to parents as part of their information 48 (81.4) 10 (100) 28 (77.8) 10 (76.9) NS
In your opinion, would therapeutic abstention be conceivable if future QoL was affected 51 (89.5) 10 (100) 32 (94.1) 9 (69.2) NS
  1. *% of responders to the question.
  2. QoL, quality of life.
  3. EP Children, extremely preterm children.