Table 4

Relationship between the frequency of the WTD (Q1) and considering hastening death (Q2) (n=36) using AFFED

Q2 response
Q1 response
Without considering hastening death‡Considering hastening death§Total
  • p=0.120.

  • *Included patients that answer Q1 ‘occasionally/sometimes’.

  • †Included patients that answer Q1 ‘every day’ or ‘almost every day’.

  • ‡Included patients that answer Q2 ‘only thought about it’ or ‘have talked about/mentioned it to someone’.

  • §Included patients that answer Q2 ‘Have thought about ending life, but never would do it’ or ‘Yes, there is a plan— they may or may not be able to explain it’.

  • AFFED, Assessing Frequency & Extent of Desire to Die; WTD, wish to die.