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Table 4 Correlation matrix results showing the relationship between the variables belonging to the participants

From: Factors affecting the emotional reactions of patient relatives who receive news of death: a prospective observational study

  A: B: C: D: E: F: G: H: I: J: K: L: M: N: O: P: Q: R: S: T:
A: Normal reaction                    
B: Initial shock reaction − .446**                   
C: Denial − .326** − .119                  
D: Feeling guilty − .518** − .189 − .138                 
E: Anger − .226* − .082 − .060 − .096                
F: Patient’s relative age .287** .085 − .062 − .329** − .188               
G: Patient’s relative gender .246* − .153 − .015 − .170 − .063 .099              
H: Education level of patient’s relatives − .043 − .100 .027 .135 − .020 − .361** .178             
I: Patient's relative marital status − .393** .064 .199* .191 .261** − .460** − .089 .251*            
J: Number of children of the patient's relative .354** − .029 − .044 − .273** − .236* .619** .021 − .537** − .648**           
K: Degree of relationship − .102 .141 .224* − .114 − .152 .394** .424** − .124 − .137 .300**          
L: Patient's relative’s history of previous ICU visit − .243* .107 − .080 .199* .200* − .127 − .220* − .119 .183 − .200* − 0.180         
M: Patient’s relative’s history of previous psychiatric treatment .361** − .411** .042 .084 − .436** .201* .117 − .034 − .191 .222* 0.016 .009        
N: Living in the same house with the patient .264** − .109 .073 − .180 − .161 .168 .076 − .002 − .493** .353** − .077 − .047 .234*       
O: Length of stay in İCU .404** − .160 − .149 − .199* − .180 .168 .042 − .099 − .141 .214* .115 − .020 .150 .096      
P: Diagnosis .140 .043 − .150 − .096 − .092 .021 .111 .065 − .193 .032 − .010 − .307** − .009 − .039 − .006     
Q: Patient's age .663** − .254* − .267** − .339** − .113 .361** .050 − .106 − .296** .249* − .345** .015 .249* .299** .315** − .048    
R: Patient's gender − .093 .032 − .050 .090 .119 − .139 − .139 − .118 − .103 .046 − .018 .102 − .090 − .082 − .094 − .038 − .130   
S: GCS − .032 .128 .174 − .171 − .082 .026 .300** .087 .111 − .020 .212* − .366** − .111 − .028 − .005 .222* − .138 − .035  
T: APACHE II score .258** .068 − .192 − .221* − .019 .172 .182 .094 − .249* .191 − .084 − .210* .056 .068 − .131 .141 .199* − .005 − 0.124
  1. ICU, intensive care unit; GCS, Glasgow coma scale; APACHE II, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II
  2. *P < .05, **P < .01