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Fear, anxiety before colonoscopy negatively impact patient experience

Fear, anxiety before colonoscopy negatively impact patient experience
June 26, 2017

Many patients experience fear and anxiety before undergoing colonoscopy, and at high levels, these emotions may produce a negative patient experience, according to new research presented at the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting.

In particular, such patients could require higher levels of sedation or have lower tolerance of the procedure, according to James M. Church, MD, of the department of colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

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Fear, anxiety before colonoscopy negatively impact patient experience

June 26, 2017
Many patients experience fear and anxiety before undergoing colonoscopy, and at high levels, these emotions may produce a negative patient…

In the Journals

Colorectal cancer task force ranks screening tests, suggests earlier screening in blacks

June 21, 2017
The U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer Screening has released new recommendations that rank screening options for average-risk…

In the Journals

Study suggests POEM safe, identifies predictors of complications

June 19, 2017
Peroral endoscopic myotomy, or POEM, is a relatively safe procedure for the treatment of achalasia, according to the results of a large international…

In the Journals

Colonoscopy screening carries low risk for delayed complications, study finds

June 19, 2017
The risk for developing complications during screening colonoscopy and the 4 weeks following the procedure is low, according to the results of a…

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