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Table 3 Patient satisfaction

From: Patient satisfaction and wait times following outpatient manual vacuum aspiration compared to electric vacuum aspiration in the operating room: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Electric vacuum aspiration n = 90 Manual vacuum aspiration n = 48 P
Agreed with the statementsa
Staff number was appropriate 1.0 (1.0–1.0) 1.0 (1.0–1.0) 0.51
Time to procedure was reasonable 2.0 (1.0–2.0) 1.0 (1.0–2.0) 0.02
Liked the location 1.0 (1.0–2.0) 1.0 (1.0–2.0) 0.35
Liked having a support person -- 1.0 (1.0–1.0) --
Perception of the procedure <0.001
Better than expected 63 (72.4) 16 (33.3)  
Worse than expected 0 (0.0) 9 (19.8)  
Same as expected 24 (27.6) 23 (47.9)  
Satisfaction
Very satisfied 70 (77.8) 30 (62.5) 0.06
Satisfied 16 (17.8) 14 (29.2) 0.12
Neutral 4 (4.4) 4 (8.3) 0.45
  1. Data are shown as median (interquartile range) or n (%)
  2. aStatements were scored on the following five-point Likert scale: 1, strongly agree; 2, agree; 3, neutral; 4, disagree; and 5, strongly disagree