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Table 2 a and b comparison of pain scores by patients and clinicians

From: The acceptability of high resolution anoscopy examination in patients attending a tertiary referral centre

a   
Patient – pain score Nurse assistant – pain score Total
  0–3 4–6 ≥ 7  
0–3 176 47 7 230
4–6 37 27 6 70
≥7 10 13 2 25
Total 223 87 15 325
b   
Patient – pain score HRA clinician - pain score Total
  0–3 4–6 ≥ 7  
0–3 103 45 6 154
4–6 21 23 4 48
≥7 2 12 4 18
Total 126 80 14 220
  1. Clinicians independently assessed the pain after the procedure and made a note before handing the form for the patient to fill-in in private. Pain scale consisted of a numerical visual analogue scale where 0 indicates no pain or discomfort felt by the patient, while 10 indicates severe pain. There is an association between nurse and patient pain scores (Fisher’s exact test p < 0.001). Similarly there is an association between clinician’s and patient’s pain scores (Fisher’s exact test p < 0.001)