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Table 3 Self-sampling experiences of the under-screened self-sampling participants with the lavage and the brush device

From: Self-sampling in cervical cancer screening: comparison of a brush-based and a lavage-based cervicovaginal self-sampling device

  Lavage device Brush device
n % n %
Sample taking was easy
 Agree 38 100.0 20 83.3
 Neither agree nor disagree 0 0.0 2 8.3
 Disagree 0 0.0 2 8.3
p-Value* 0.019    
Sample taking was easier than I expected
 Agree 36 100.0 18 75.0
 Neither agree nor disagree 0 0.0 4 16.7
 Disagree 0 0.0 2 8.3
p-Value 0.003    
I believe that sample taking was succesful
 Agree 31 91.2 18 78.3
 Neither agree nor disagree 1 2.9 3 13.0
 Disagree 2 5.9 2 8.7
p-Value 0.385    
I felt insecure
 Agree 31 91.2 18 78.3
 Neither agree nor disagree 1 2.9 3 13.0
 Disagree 2 5.9 2 8.7
p-Value 0.019    
Sample taking was uncomfortable/unpleasant
 Agree 31 88.6 18 72.0
 Neither agree nor disagree 3 8.6 3 12.0
 Disagree 1 2.9 4 16.0
p-Value 0.185    
Sample taking was painful
 Agree 33 100.0 21 84.0
 Neither agree nor disagree 0 0.0 2 8.0
 Disagree 0 0.0 2 8.0
p-Value 0.03    
Sample taking was embarrasing/awkward
 Agree 33 97.1 24 96.0
 Neither agree nor disagree 1 2.9 0 0.0
 Disagree 0 0.0 1 4.0
p-Value 0.672    
I felt scared or anxious
 Agree 34 100.0 22 88.0
 Neither agree nor disagree 0 0.0 1 4.0
 Disagree 0 0.0 2 8.0
p-Value 0.071    
I trust the test result
 Agree 35 92.1 19 79.2
 Neither agree nor disagree 3 7.9 3 12.5
 Disagree 0 0.0 2 8.3
p-Value 0.158    
Screening test is useful for me
 Agree 36 94.7 24 92.3
 Neither agree nor disagree 2 5.3 1 3.8
 Disagree 0 0.0 1 3.8
p-Value 0.741    
Testing can help prevent cancer
 Agree 34 89.5 22 88.0
 Neither agree nor disagree 3 7.9 2 8.0
 Disagree 1 2.6 1 4.0
p-Value 1    
Cancer or precancer can be detected with the test
 Agree 35 92.1 25 96.2
 Neither agree nor disagree 3 7.9 0 0.0
 Disagree 0 0.0 1 3.8
p-Value 0.149    
I would recommend test to a friend
 Agree 37 100.0 24 92.3
 Neither agree nor disagree 0 0.0 1 3.8
 Disagree 0 0.0 1 3.8
p-Value 0.166    
  1. Response frequencies based on the number of completed responses to the sub-question, excluding those who answered “cannot say”
  2. *P values of Fisher’s exact test