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Table 2 Client assessment of the quality of sedation using propofol and pethidine/midazolam

From: Propofol versus pethidine/midazolam sedation: benefits in flexible upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

Variable Propofol n (104) Peth/Mid n (137) p value
Sedation, N (%)    0.243
 Excellent 42 (40.4) 57(41.6)
 Good 58 (55.8) 79 (57.7)
 Fair 4 (3.8) 1 (0.7)
Level of sedation, N (%)    0.822
 Adequate 97 (94.2) 131 (94.2)
 Too much 1 (0.9) 2 (1.5)
 Too little 5 (4.9) 6 (4.3)
Satisfaction, N (%)    0.653
 Excellent 49 (47.1) 69 (50.4)  
 Good 53 (51.0) 67 (48.9)
 Fair 2 (1.9) 1 (0.7)
Discomfort N (%)    0.534
 None 90 (87.4) 120 (86.3)  
 Mild 11 (10.6) 11 (7.9)
 Moderate 1 (1.0) 6 (4.4)
 Severe 1 (1.0) 2 (1.4)
Failure of intubation    0.090
 Yes 4 (3.8) 13 (9.5)
 No 100 (96.2) 124 (90.5)
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