Table 5.

Questionnaire responses from routine-screening participants (n = 182) who had both speculum and non-speculum samples collected

ExperienceNon-speculum sample, n (%)aConventional sample, n (%)aPearson’s χ2 test, P-value
Overall experience of test
  Excellent/good164 (90.1)132 (73.3)<0.001
  Fair/poor18 (9.9)48 (26.7)
  Missing02
Discomfort
  None115 (63.5)42 (23.1)<0.001
  Mild/quite a lot/severe66 (36.5)140 (76.9)
  Missing10
Embarrassment
  Not at all128 (70.7)121 (66.5)0.45
  Mildly/fairly/very53 (29.3)61 (33.5)
  Missing10
Preferences
Test preference
  Non-speculum133 (77.8)
  Conventional speculum14 (8.2)
  No preference24 (14.0)
  Missing11
Future preference
  Non-speculum120 (70.6)
  Conventional speculum17 (10.0)
  No preference33 (19.4)
  Missing12
  • a Reported as the percentage of responders to that question.