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Table 3 Cecal intubation time, total colonoscopy time and amount of flushing required

From: Appointment waiting times and education level influence the quality of bowel preparation in adult patients undergoing colonoscopy

  Quality of bowel preparation p value
  Satisfactory Poor  
Senior endoscopist
Cecal intubation time, min 11.12 ± 7.80 17.16 ± 9.41 < 0.001
Total colonoscopy time, min 18.78 ± 12.01 26.67 ± 12.05 < 0.001
Amount of flushing required, ml 84.05 ± 103.59 251.92 ± 121.66 < 0.001
Trainee endoscopist
Cecal intubation time, min 22.35 ± 9.25 30.21 ± 11.78 < 0.001
Total colonoscopy time, min 33.75 ± 10.91 42.88 ± 15.48 < 0.001
Amount of flushing required, ml 137.13 ± 108.88 249.49 ± 131.23 < 0.001
  1. Cecal intubation time, total colonoscopy time and amount of flushing required were inversely related to quality of bowel preparation regardless of the seniority of the endoscopist.