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Table 3 Evaluation of comfort, pain and future repetition of the rectal biopsy procedure assessed by patients by gender, age group and sedation (n = 75)

From: Rectal forceps biopsy procedure in cystic fibrosis: technical aspects and patients perspective for clinical trials feasibility

  Comfort Pain Future procedure
Very uncomfortable (18) Somewhat uncomfortable (27) Not uncomfortable (30) No (59) Yes (16) 0 (9) 1 (14) 2 (9) 3 (3) 4 (40)
Gender Female 9 20 12 34 7 3 8 6 0 24
Male 9 7 18 25 9 6 6 3 3 16
Age Groups (years) 0 – 9 7 3 11 15 6 3 2 2 2 12
10 – 19 6 16 11 27 6 5 7 5 1 15
20 – 29 2 3 2 6 1 0 2 1 0 4
≥ 30 3 5 6 11 3 1 3 1 0 9
Sedation No 10 15 12 28 9 6 7 3 1 20
Yes 8 12 18 31 7 3 7 6 2 20
  1. NOTE: Results are n = number of individuals. Statistically significant differences were found between classification of procedure overall comfort regarding gender (p = 0.032).