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Table 5 Reasons that influence clinicians to make PEG decision (n = 284)

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

For patients who need long-term nutritional support, the reasons that affect your choice of PEG are: Level of agreement Mean ± SD (scale 1–5)
The operation is inconvenient and time-consuming, and requires the cooperation of an endoscopic physician 3.80 ± 0.87
PEG is an invasive procedure and patient acceptance is low 3.91 ± 0.72
NGT/ NJT can sustain the basic needs of patients and PEG tube feeding is not required 3.54 ± 0.85
PEG is not convenient for patients to self-care after discharge 3.58 ± 0.92
  1. [1 = Disagree, 2 = Somewhat disagree, 3 = Neither agree nor disagree, 4 = Somewhat agree, 5 = Completely agree]