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Factors Associated with Anxiety About Colonoscopy: The Preparation, the Procedure, and the Anticipated Findings

ConclusionsFewer people had high anxiety about preparation than about the procedure and findings of the procedure. There are unique predictors of anxiety about each colonoscopy aspect. Understanding the nuanced differences in aspects of anxiety may help to design strategies to reduce anxiety, leading to improved acceptance of the procedure, compliance with preparation instructions, and less discomfort with the procedure.
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

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Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Anxiety Medical research Health US news World news Science Society & wellbeing Life and style Psychology Source Type: news
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Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
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