Patients preference for examination of the large intestine with double contrast Barium Enema or computed tomography colonography
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
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2011. Vol. 30, no 2, 70-81 p.
CT colonography; Discomfort; Double contrast barium enema; Gender preference; Pain; Patients preference
Medical and Health Sciences Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-105623DOI: 10.1016/j.jradnu.2010.12.005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-105623DiVA: diva2:708930