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Table 4 Impact of Test/Procedure on Patient Level of Comfort and Concerns

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

  General blood test Colonoscopy Colon biopsy Medical imaging Stool test
Level of comfort with this test Low 78.9 40.8 18.3 12.5 12.2
Medium 11.3 34.7 27.6 26.7 26.4
High 9.8 24.5 54.1 60.8 61.4
Level of concern when results are presented Low 35.4 10.2 19.4 18.2 28.5
Medium 45.1 30.1 41.2 43.8 42.3
High 19.5 59.7 39.4 38.0 29.2
Results increase the concerns about the disease Yes 17.8 64.3 48 52.1 37.7
No Results stable 52.4 29.8 35.7 52 47.9 62.3