Table 2

Signs and symptoms during the last 3 months for the 30 patients

Medical conditionn (%)
Pain24 (80)
 Abdomen15 (50)
 Back6 (20)
 Legs4 (13)
 Chest4 (13)
 Ribs2 (7)
Ascites19 (63)
 Distended abdomen12 (40)
 Tense abdomen6 (20)
Encephalopathy19 (63)
 Confusion11 (37)
 Asterixis, hepatic flap10 (33)
 Drowsiness8 (27)
 Tremor5 (17)
 Refusing treatment4 (13)
 Agitation4 (13)
 Distressed2 (7)
 Crying, upset2 (7)
 Aggressive2 (7)
 Shouting/screaming2 (7)
 Disorientated2 (7)
Bleeding12 (40)
 Blood in faeces4 (13)
 Blood in vomit3 (10)
 Coffee ground vomit3 (10)
 Bleeding from rectum4 (13)
 Bruising under skin3 (10)
 Bleeding from mouth/nose2 (7)
 Bleeding from penis2 (7)
 Blood in urine2 (7)
Peripheral oedema7 (23)
 Sacrum, testicles, scrotum6 (2)
 Legs, thighs3 (10)
 Ankles, feet3 (10)
Skin other
 Pruritus7 (23)
 Rashes, erythema5 (17)
 Cellulitis3 (10)
Fatigue2 (40)
Weakness (tiredness, lethargy)9 (30)
Sepsis8 (27)
 Tachycardia4 (13)
 Temperature, chills/rigours4 (13)
Psychological10 (33)
 Distressed, crying, upset4 (13)
 Depressed4 (13)
 Low mood3 (10)
 Hallucinations3 (10)
 Anxious2 (7)
 Refusing treatments/observations2 (7)
 Insomnia2 (7)
 Suicidal2 (7)
Digestive system
 Anorexia11 (37)
 Nausea11 (37)
 Vomiting10 (33)
 Incontinent of faeces10 (33)
 Constipation6 (20)
 Diarrhoea4 (13)
Respiratory
 Shortness of breath17 (57)
 Secretions4 (13)
 Wheezy2 (7)
Urinary system
 Incontinent of urine8 (27)
 Oliguria8 (27)
Other
 Confusion (variety of causes)6 (20)
 Unsteady on feet/gait9 (30)
 Dizzy and faint4 (13)
 Agitation112 (7)