Table 5

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding assistance among 104 patients who responded to a study specific questionnaire 2 months after insertion
Who help you with your PEG feeding? Total (n=104) Male (n=67) Female (n=37)
Number*
Self care 63 44 19
Spouse 18 11 7
Care staff at my nursing home 10 6 4
District nurse 5 3 2
Home care team 4 3 1
Health care professionals at the hospital 3 2 1
Other relative 2 2 0

*Patients can choose more than one answer.

Martin et al.

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

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