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Table 1 How often is anxiety assessed in RCTs on pain reduction interventions at outpatient hysteroscopy?

From: Anxiety at outpatient hysteroscopy

   Number Percentage
RCTs included in analysis   70 100
Period 1992–2002 2003–2013 25 45 35.7 64.3
Intervention Anaesthesia/analgesia Instruments Cervical preparation Distension media Technique Others 32 9 9 9 8 3 45.7 12.9 12.9 12.9 11.4 4.3
Pain as main endpoint Yes No 57 13 81.4 18.6
Anxiety assessment   9 13
  Method of assessment
  Single questiona VAS POMSb STAI Unclear 2 4 1 1 1 22 44 11 11 11
  1. aYes/no or quiet/anxious?
  2. bProfile of Mood States