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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