Colonoscopy Embarrassment Scale (CES)

Colonoscopy Embarrassment Scale (CES)
Kimberly‚ 2009
 
1.    I would be embarrassed to have a colonoscopy if a female did the test.
2.    I would be embarrassed to have a colonoscopy if I did not know the doctor doing the test.
3.    I would be embarrassed to have a colonoscopy if a medical student or nursing student was in the room to watch.
4.    I would be embarrassed to have a colonoscopy if I passed gas during the test.
5.    I would be embarrassed to have a colonoscopy if I had to be awake for the test.
6.    I would be embarrassed to have a colonoscopy if the doctor joked with me about the test.
7.    I would be embarrassed to have a colonoscopy if I had to talk to the doctor or nurse about my bowel movements.
8.    I would be embarrassed to have a colonoscopy if I had to talk to my doctor or nurse about problems with my bottom/buttocks.
9.    I would be embarrassed to have a colonoscopy because my bowel may not be clean after the bowel prep.
10.I would be embarrassed to have a colonoscopy because of the size or appearance of my bottom/buttocks.
11.I would be embarrassed to have a colonoscopy because someone will be touching my bottom/buttocks.
12.I would be embarrassed to have a colonoscopy because the tube is being put into my rectum.
13.I would be embarrassed to have a colonoscopy because I might smell.
14.I would be embarrassed to have a colonoscopy because of concern that my penis would not be covered during the test.
15.I would be embarrassed to have a colonoscopy because the doctor or nurse will see my bottom/buttocks.
 
Strongly disagree‚ Disagree‚ Agree‚ Strongly agree
 
This instrument can be found at: Kimberly‚ 2009
 

Kimberly‚ Ann Mitchell (2009). Development and Testing of the Colonoscopy Embarrassment scale. Indiana University‚ PhD dissertation.