Advance planning decisions at Cordoba and Gualdaquivir Health District, Spain

  • José Manuel Jiménez Rodríguez Servicio Andaluz de Salud


Objectives: Determine the knowledge, attitude and advance care planning in primary care and to identify associated factors. Material /Methods: Type of study: Cross-sectional multicentric study. Study population: Physicians and nurses of 15 Clinical Management Units at Cordoba-Guadalquivir Health District (Spain). Sampling: Multistage with N=269. Tools: Validated questionnaire. Analysis: Descriptive and bivariate statistical analyses were done. Results: Mean age of 51 years
professional (SD 8.2) and 60.9% of them were women. About 55.8% of participants were physicians and 79.3% had permanent posts. Mean working years was 23.5 (SD 9.4) and about 50.9% of participants worked at rural areas. Mean knowledge score was 5.1 (SD 2.09). 98.4% believe early vital will is regulated in Andalusia. About 56.9% have not read the regulatory document and 78.1% have not read the planning guidebook. More than 65% don’t know the corresponding registry office. 89.3% do not plan in the last year; who planned did that <3 times. The p value of planning is: (p = 0.838) about sex; (p = 0.521) age; (p = 0.841) scope of work, (p = 0.543) professional category; (p = 0.934) years of service; (p = 0.210) type of contract. Conclusions: Few medical practitioners plan with the patient. No independent study identifies factors.
Keywords knowledge, attitude, advanced care directives, primary case
How to Cite
Jiménez Rodríguez, J. (2017). Advance planning decisions at Cordoba and Gualdaquivir Health District, Spain. Acta Bioethica, 23(1). Retrieved from