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Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy for dyspepsia: exploratory study of factors influencing patient compliance in Greece.

Authors
  • Oikonomidou, Eirini
  • Anastasiou, Foteini
  • Pilpilidis, Ioannis
  • Kouroumalis, Elias
  • Lionis, Christos
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMC Gastroenterology
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
11
Pages
11–11
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/1471-230X-11-11
PMID: 21320314
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Patients with dyspepsia in rural Greece tend to avoid upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, with two major axons considered to be the causes of patients' refusal: their beliefs towards endoscopy and their personal capability to cope with it. Future research examining reasons of low compliance should be carried out in combination with modern behavioral theories so as to investigate into the above.

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