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Table 3 Reasons for a Patient to Refuse to Undergo the Requested Test/Procedure

From: Inflammatory bowel disease patient perceptions of diagnostic and monitoring tests and procedures

Reason to refuse to undergo the test/procedure General blood test (n = 74) Colonoscopy (n = 2) Colon biopsy (n = 2) Medical imaging (n = 5) Stool test (n = 4)
Time Not at all for this reason 67 1 2 5 4
Partially for this reason 3 0 0 0 0
Refused for this reason 4 1 0 0 0
Pain Not at all for this reason 68 1 2 5 4
Partially for this reason 1 0 0 0 0
Refused for this reason 2 1 0 0 0
Costs Not at all for this reason 66 2 2 5 3
Partially for this reason 5 0 0 0 0
Refused for this reason 1 0 0 0 0
Potential risks Not at all for this reason 69 1 1 5 4
Partially for this reason 2 0 0 0 0
Refused for this reason 1 1 1 0 0
Side effects Not at all for this reason 69 1 1 5 4
Partially for this reason 2 0 0 0 0
Refused for this reason 1 1 1 0 0
Fear of results Not at all for this reason 65 1 2 5 4
Partially for this reason 3 0 0 0 0
Refused for this reason 3 1 0 0 0
Test too revealing (fear of finding other problems) Not at all for this reason 68 1 1 5 3
Partially for this reason 1 1 0 0 1
Refused for this reason 2 0 0 0 0
Confidentiality Not at all for this reason 70 1 2 5 4
Partially for this reason 0 1 0 0 0
Refused for this reason 1 0 0 0 0