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Table 2 Patient satisfaction

From: Evaluating lubiprostone for effective bowel preparation before colonoscopy

Parameters Control (n=50) Intervention (n=50) p-value
What concerns you most before colonoscopy Purgative 10 36 < 0.0001
Sedation 35 19 0.001
Colonoscopy 33 40 0.1
I experienced the taste as Neutral 0 25 < 0.0001
Worse than expected 50 24
Better than expected 0 1
Maximum volume of liquid you would be able to consume 0.5 L 9 6 0.7
1 L 27 27
2 L 14 16
3 L 0 1
Maximum volume (L) median (IQR) 1 (1–2) 1 (1–2) 0.3
What would discourage you most Bad taste 47 48 0.6
Bad smell 0 2 0.1
Too large liquid volume 31 8 < 0.0001
Diarrhea 7 19 0.006
How easy or difficult was it to consume the study drugs Very difficult 11 0 < 0.0001
Difficult 29 6
Tolerable 9 33
Easy 1 11
If I had the choice, I would for next colonoscopy Use a different purgative 50 13 < 0.0001
Use this purgative 0 36
The overall experience of the preparation Poor 26 12 < 0.0001
Bad 12 0
Fair 11 15
Good 1 23