This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition patient comfort
Sponsor University of British Columbia
Start date September 2014
End date August 2015
Trial size 600 participants
Trial identifier NCT02443480, H14-01714


The investigators created the St. Paul's Endoscopy Comfort Score (SPECS) which includes the frequency of verbal cues, body positioning and anxiety levels with descriptions for each of the variables. Our objective is to compare the SPECS, NAPCOMs, NPAT and GS amongst different observers and to determine any correlation with patient satisfaction.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective

Primary Outcomes

Inter-observer reliability
time frame: 15-30 minutes
Correlation with patient's reported pain
time frame: 10-15 minutes

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 19 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Age 19 years or older - Outpatients referred to Saint Paul's Hospital for colonoscopy and upper endoscopy - Capable of reading and understanding English Exclusion Criteria: - Patients who undergo colonoscopy and upper endoscopy in the same appointment

Additional Information

Official title Do You Have Your SPECS in Order? Development and Validation of the Saint Paul's Endoscopy Comfort Scale (SPECS) for Colonoscopy and Upper Endoscopy
Description Colonoscopy is used for the diagnosis and treatment of colonic lesions as well as screening and follow up of patients at risk of developing colorectal cancer. With the increasing demand for colonoscopies, the number of procedures performed in recent years has increased dramatically (Bjorkman & Popp Jr., 2006). Given that performance of a high quality colonoscopy is dependent on the expertise and technical skills of the endoscopist, quantitative and reliable methods for measurement of the quality of colonoscopy are needed. Although other colonoscopy quality indicators, such as adenoma detection rate, have been studied comprehensively (Rex, et al., 2006), patient comfort as a measure of endoscopic quality performance has not been thoroughly assessed.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in February 2016.
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