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Table 2 Post procedure responses to questionnaire about acceptability and experience with MVA under LA, n = 28 (data showed in percentage (number of patients))

From: Manual vacuum aspiration under local anaesthetic for early miscarriage: 2 years experience in a university teaching hospital in UK

Overall experience (as compared to what was expected)
 Much better 61 %
 A bit better 14 %
 As expected 18 %
 Worse 0 %
 No reply 7 %
Procedure duration?
 As expected 82 %
 Longer 14 %
 No answer 4 %
Happy to recommend?
 Yes 68 %
 No 21 %
 Don't know 11 %
Choose the method again?
 Yes 61 %
 No 11 %
 Don't know 29 %
  During procedure At 1 h At discharge
Patients with anxiety (%)
 None 14 % 46 % 54 %
 Moderate 61 % 50 % 39 %
 Severe 25 % 4 % 0 %
 No reply 0 % 0 % 7 %
Patients with pain (%)
 None 18 % 18 % 39 %
 Moderate 68 % 79 % 54 %
 Severe 11 % 4 % 0 %
 No reply 3 % 0 % 7 %