Table 4

Prevalence of symptom relief at end-of-life (EOL) in patients with oxygen-dependent interstitial lung disease (ILD) versus lung cancer

Experienced symptomILDLung cancerp Value
2 test)
Total nn (%)Total nn (%)
Breathlessness1704586
 Relieved30 (17)1528 (33)<0.001
 Partially relieved132 (78)2913 (64)<0.001
 Unrelieved8 (5)145 (3)0.263
Death rattle1026318
 Relieved37 (36)2490 (39)0.520
 Partially relieved60 (59)3484 (55)0.459
 Unrelieved5 (5)344 (6)0.810
Pain1177812
 Relieved74 (62)5403 (70)0.169
 Partially relieved42 (35)2376 (31)0.201
 Unrelieved1 (1)33 (1)0.478
Anxiety1385882
 Relieved72 (52)3247 (55)0.480
 Partially relieved64 (47)2588 (44)0.578
 Unrelieved2 (1)47 (1)0.401
Nausea311497
 Relieved16 (52)821 (55)0.721
 Partially relieved14 (45)636 (42)0.765
 Unrelieved1 (3)40 (3)0.850
Confusion412948
 Relieved7 (17)524 (18)0.907
 Partially relieved29 (71)1818 (62)0.236
 Unrelieved5 (12)606 (20)0.187
  • Patients with oxygen-dependent ILD (n=285) or lung cancer (n=10 822). Figures are numbers (percentage) unless stated otherwise.