Table 5.

Number (and %) of participants in each trajectory group (n = 34)

Type of TrajectoryMSAS-GDIPOS Score
1. Stable17 (50%)9 (26%)
2. Increasing8 (24%)16 (47%)
3. Fluctuant7 (21%)7 (21%)
Could not be grouped1 (3%)1 (3%)
Missing data1 (3%)1 (3%)
Total34 (100%)34 (100%)
  • MSAS-GDI, Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale–Global Distress Index; POS, Palliative Care Outcome Scale.