Table 2

Acceptability score: self-collection versus clinician collection

Self-collectionClinician collectionp Value
Mean (95% CI)Mean (95% CI)
Trust
 Accurate results4.16 (4.01 to 4.29)4.79 (4.72 to 4.86)0.00
 Safety4.47 (4.33 to 4.61)4.75 (4.66 to 4.83)0.00
 Not harmful4.45 (4.32 to 4.58)4.64 (4.54 to 4.73)0.01
Ability to collect
 Easy to insert4.43 (4.26 to 4.58)4.75 (4.67 to 4.84)0.00
 Right location4.28 (4.13 to 4.42)4.54 (4.43 to 4.65)0.00
 Completed correctly4.44 (4.32 to 4.57)4.67 (4.58 to 4.77)0.00
Comfort
 Not painful4.50 (4.35 to 4.65)4.61 (4.48 to 4.74)0.25
 Adequate privacy4.39 (4.36 to 4.52)4.34 (4.30 to 3.37)0.08
 Not embarrassing4.11 (3.93 to 4.29)4.17 (3.98 to 4.35)0.46
 Not nervous3.65 (3.43 to 3.87)3.62 (3.40 to 3.84)0.77
Convenience
 Not time consuming3.74 (3.55 to 3.93)3.71 (3.51 to 3.90)0.85
Perceived effect of screening
 Beneficial for my health4.63 (4.53 to 4.73)4.71 (4.63 to 4.80)0.02
 Will recommend to others4.34 (4.18 to 4.50)4.74 (4.64 to 4.83)0.00
Over all acceptability score4.33 (4.34 to 4.40)4.54 (4.48 to 4.60)0.00