Comparison of double pants with single pants on satisfaction with colonoscopy

Sook Hee Chung, Soo Jung Park, Jong Suk Hong, Jee Young Hwang, Sin Ae Lee, Kyung Ran Kim, Hye Sun Lee, Sung Pil Hong, Jae Hee Cheon, Tae Il Kim, Won Ho Kim

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AIM: To increase satisfaction and diminish anxiety and shame during colonoscopy, we developed novel double pants (NDP) which consist of doubled fabrics with an inner hole. The aim of study was to compare satisfaction, anxiety and shame between NDP and conventional single pants (CSP). METHODS: Total 160 consecutive examinees were randomly divided into NDP and CSP group. Before colonoscopy, questionnaires identifying state and trait anxiety were completed. After colonoscopy, questionnaires for overall satisfaction (Group Health Association of America 9) and pants-specific satisfaction (5-20), state anxiety (20-80), and shame (6-24) were interviewed. RESULTS: Pants-specific satisfaction scores regarding willingness to repeat colonoscopy using same pants (3.3 ± 0.8 vs 2.1 ± 0.9, P < 0.001) and recommendation of same pants to other people (3.3 ± 0.7 vs 2.0 ± 1.0, P < 0.001) were significantly higher in NDP than CSP groups. State anxiety (33.0 ± 7.0 vs 35.4 ± 6.9, P = 0.028) and shame (6.6 ± 1.5 vs 8.1 ± 3.2, P = 0.001) after colonoscopy was lower in NDP group compared with CSP group. CONCLUSION: The NDP contribute to increase satisfaction and decrease anxiety and shame after colonoscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4177-4184
Number of pages8
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology


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