Table 2: Result of patients' satisfaction assessment with PillCam ESO capsule endoscopy (CE) and upper endoscopy (EGD) measured using a 1 to 5 discrete scale, with 5 being the most comfortable/easy and 1 being the least comfortable/easy scorea.

Difficulty of swallowingPain during examinationDiscomfort during examinationPain after examinationDiscomfort after examinationOverall convenience of examinationTime influenced by examination

EGD (Mean ± SD)
CE (Mean ± SD)
Mean difference (EGD−CE)1.871.381.881.751.381.251.38
P value (2-tailed)0.0250.0420.0410.0260.0410.0260.038

Wilcoxon signed-rank test.