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Patients preference for examination of the large intestine with double contrast Barium Enema or computed tomography colonography
Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Center for Diagnostics, Department of Radiology in Norrköping/Finspång. Department of Radiology, Vrinnevi Hospital, Norrköping 601 82, Sweden.
2011 (English)In: Journal of Radiology Nursing, ISSN 1546-0843, E-ISSN 1555-9912, Vol. 30, no 2, 70-81 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to compare Double Contrast Barium Enema (DCBE) and Computed Tomography Colonography (CT Colon) from the patients perspective. The study population composed of 100 patients aged 18 years or older who underwent CT Colon (n = 50) or a DCBE (n = 50). A 10-point questionnaire was distributed after each procedure. Responses were compared using the Mann-Whitney test, Fishers exact test, and Spearmans correlation test. When compared with male patients, female patients showed a preference for female radiographers. This showed a statistically significant difference where p less than .001. A majority indicated that it was not at all embarrassing and that they were more than satisfied with the information and reception during the examination. No statistically significant difference was found regarding perception of pain and discomfort between the two examinations, as different subjects underwent the two examinations. There was a strong preference for female radiographers by female patients, although the examination was not perceived as being embarrassing or intimate. Patients did not find the examination embarrassing possibly because that they are fully clothed. Copyright © 2011 by the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing.

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Elsevier, 2011. Vol. 30, no 2, 70-81 p.
Keyword [en]
CT colonography; Discomfort; Double contrast barium enema; Gender preference; Pain; Patients preference
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Medical and Health Sciences Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-105623DOI: 10.1016/j.jradnu.2010.12.005OAI: diva2:708930
Available from: 2014-03-31 Created: 2014-03-31 Last updated: 2016-02-19Bibliographically approved

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