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Table 4 Level of agreement with use of discussion topics in decision making (n = 284)

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

Do you agree with the following statement about PEG? Level of agreement Mean ± SD (scale 1–5)
PEG can only be used in accordance with the patient's condition and his own wishes 4.20 ± 0.73
Although patients with PEG feeding may have a better prognosis, NGT/ NJT can already sustain the basic needs of patients, there is no need for PEG 2.40 ± 0.90
I will recommend the type of enteral nutrition to be used according to the patient's condition and guidelines. If it is contrary to the patient's wishes, I will communicate with them to explain the reasons for making decisions. In case of conflict, the patient's wishes shall prevail 4.14 ± 0.67
If the PEG placement process can be simplified, it will be more conducive for me to make PEG decisions 4.13 ± 0.65
Establishing a multi-disciplinary nutrition decision-making team will help me better choose nutrition support methods 4.24 ± 0.69
  1. [1 = Disagree, 2 = Somewhat disagree, 3 = Neither agree nor disagree, 4 = Somewhat agree, 5 = Completely agree]
  2. *Item 2 use reverse scoring: 5 = Disagree, 4 = Somewhat disagree, 3 = Neither agree nor disagree, 2 = Somewhat agree, 1 = Completely agree