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Table 4 Evaluation of the overall rectal biopsy procedure (n = 75)

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

  Not uncomfortable Least uncomfortable Most uncomfortable n.a.
Monitoring 57 10 6 2
Bowel preparation 27 26 20 2
Sigmoidoscopy 36 14 23 2
Biopsy 42 11 20 2
Sedation 28 4 5 38
  1. NOTE: Results are n = number of individuals. Statistically significant differences were found between classification of comfort for sigmoidoscopy (p = 0.016) and biopsy (p = 0.003) regarding sedation. n.a. means not applicable.