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Table 2 Care giver/patients perspective regarding PEG-tube placement. (n = 126)

From: Acceptability and outcomes of the Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement- patients' and care givers' perspectives

Question Yes n (%) No/indecisive n (%) p-value
Would you like to have PEG tube again if required? 76 (60) 50 (40) 0.021
Ease in feeding 105 (84) 21 (16) < 0.001
Cosmetically acceptable 79 (63) 47 (37) 0.004
PEG tube increases the survival 76 (60) 50 (40) 0.021
Increase time consumption due to feeding 49 (39) 77 (61) 0.013
Dependent on others for feeding 45 (36) 81 (64) 0.001
Increase in the cost of care 62 (49) 64 (51) 0.859
  1. Results are presented as numbers (percentages) and p-value < 0.05 was considered statistically significant by applying chi-square test of k-proportion.