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Table 5 Patient Understanding of the Tests and/or Procedures

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

  General blood test Colonoscopy Colon biopsy Medical imaging Stool test
Did the physician explain why this test was requested? Yes 78.7 95.5 83.2 87.9 73.2
No 21.3 4.5 16.8 12.1 26.8
What is your level of understanding of the reason why the test/procedure was requested? Low 10 0.5 7.0 8.1 6.3
Medium 26.5 12.6 21.9 16.9 17.6
High 63.5 86.9 71.1 75.0 76.1
What is your level of understanding of the potential treatments? Low 12.5 8.1 13.4 15.4 12.1
Medium 39.8 32.5 38.3 39.5 34.0
High 47.8 59.4 48.3 45.1 53.9