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Table 4 Proportion of caregivers routinely considering the different sources of discomfort

From: How caregivers view patient comfort and what they do to improve it: a French survey

Paramedics (n = 582) Physicians (n = 309)
1. Pain, based on usual scales 573 (98) 1. Pain, based on usual scales 301 (97)
2. Discomfort related to position in bed 571 (98) 2. Discomfort related to position in bed 266 (86)*
3. Anxiety 533 (92) 3. Anxiety 238 (77)*
4. Lack of privacy 480 (82) 4. Feeling of restraint 238 (77)
5. Thirst 468 (80) 5. Lack of information 230 (74)
6. Feeling of restraint 468 (80) 6. Sleep disturbance 210 (68)*
7. Sleep disturbance 458 (78) 7. Thirst 170 (55)*
8. Lack of information 444 (76) 8. Lack of space and time references 169 (55)*
9. Lack of space and time references 439 (75) 9. Lack of privacy 157 (51)*
10. Light at night 411 (71) 10. Light at night 142 (46)*
11. Noise 317 (55) 11. Noise 109 (35)*
  1. Results are given in decreasing order for paramedics (left column) and physicians (right column). Only responses of paramedics directly involved in daily care (nurses and nurse’s aides) are presented. Data are provided as n (%). *p < 0.001 vs. same source for paramedics.