Patient attitudes toward undergoing colonoscopy without sedation

  title={Patient attitudes toward undergoing colonoscopy without sedation},
  author={Dayna S. Early and Tahira N m i Saifuddin and Jane C Johnson and Paul D. King and John Marshall},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVES:The vast majority of patients undergoing colonoscopy in the United States are given sedation. There are a number of potential advantages to performing colonoscopy without sedation. We sought to determine the attitude of patients toward unsedated colonoscopy in our three practice settings (a university medical center, a cancer center, and a Veterans Affairs medical center), and to see if there were factors that predicted willingness to try it.METHODS:Four-hundred thirty-four adult… CONTINUE READING