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Table 3 Level of agreement to the use of PEG in different contexts (n = 284)

From: Clinician's attitude to enteral nutrition with percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: a survey in China

Would you recommend PEG for the following patients who may need long-term nutritional support Level of agreement Mean ± SD (scale 1–5)
Patients with advanced dementia 2.92 ± 1.05
Patients in terminal or palliative care 2.81 ± 1.03
Patients with multiple sclerosis or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 3.34 ± 1.06
Patients with maxillofacial tumor 3.43 ± 1.01
For stroke patients, I will place NGT/ NJT after the diagnosis of oropharyngeal swallowing disorder. If the swallowing disorder persists for 2 weeks, I will ask the patient's wishes, consider and recommend using PEG feeding 3.47 ± 1.00
Patients with intolerance of nasogastric tube and nasal jejunal tube with complications such as reflux, gastroparesis, and gastric retention 3.56 ± 1.00
  1. [1 = Never, 2 = Almost never, 3 = Sometimes, 4 = Almost always, 5 = Always]
  2. *1&2 item use reverse scoring: 1 = Always, 2 = Almost always, 3 = Sometimes, 4 = Almost always, 5 = Never