Table 2

Experience of living with a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) among 104 patients who responded to a study-specific questionnaire 2 months after insertion
Number %
Daily activity is limited due to the PEG
Not at all 50 48
A little 34 33
Quite a bit 14 13
Very much 5 5
Missing 1 1
Disturbed sleep
Not at all 61 59
A little 38 37
Quite a bit 3 3
Very much 1 1
Missing 1 1
PEG feeding is time consuming
Not at all 23 22
A little 39 38
Quite a bit 29 28
Very much 7 7
Missing 6 6
Possibility to influence number of feeding times per day
Not at all 11 11
A little 18 17
Quite a bit 25 24
Very much 48 46
Missing 2 2
Confidence with self feeding
Not at all 3 3
A little 3 3
Quite a bit 22 21
Very much 39 38
Missing 37 36
Interfere with your oral intake
Not at all 38 37
A little 15 14
Quite a bit 4 4
Very much 4 4
Nil per os 31 30
Missing 12 12
Satisfied with your PEG
Not at all 9 9
A little 11 10
Quite a bit 40 58
Very much 36 35
Missing 8 8

Martin et al.

Martin et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2012 12:126   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-12-126

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