Development and Validation of the Saint Paul's Endoscopy Comfort Scale (SPECS) for Colonoscopy and Upper Endoscopy
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|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.
time frame: 15-30 minutes
Correlation with patient's reported pain
time frame: 10-15 minutes
Male or female participants at least 19 years old.
- Age 19 years or older
- Outpatients referred to Saint Paul's Hospital for colonoscopy and upper endoscopy
- Capable of reading and understanding English
- Patients who undergo colonoscopy and upper endoscopy in the same appointment
|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.|
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