Screening flexible sigmoidoscopy: patient attitudes and compliance.

  title={Screening flexible sigmoidoscopy: patient attitudes and compliance.},
  author={Bruce D. McCarthy and Mark A. Moskowitz},
  journal={Journal of general internal medicine},
  volume={8 3},
OBJECTIVE To measure patients' expectations and attitudes about screening flexible sigmoidoscopy and their discomfort during the procedure, and to identify factors affecting compliance among patients scheduled for sigmoidoscopy. DESIGN Patient survey at the time sigmoidoscopy was ordered and again one week after the procedure was performed. SETTING An academic general internal medicine practice. PATIENTS 105 consecutive patients scheduled for screening flexible sigmoidoscopy. MAIN… CONTINUE READING


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