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Table 2 Results of the semi-structured interview of trauma patients’ experience of being immobilised with a cervical collar and a spine board (n = 50)

From: Patient experience of spinal immobilisation after trauma

Experience of difficulty with the application of the immobilisation, n (%)
Yes 4 (8)
No 40 (80)
Do not know 6 (12)
Felt informed about the reason for applying the immobilisation, n (%)
Yes 29 (58)
No 13 (26)
Do not know 8 (16)
Pain related to the immobilisation, n (%)
Yes 12 (24), 95% CI* (14 to 38)
No 34 (68)
Do not know 8 (8)
Discomfort with the immobilisation, n (%)
Yes 19 (38), 95% CI* (25 to 53)
Anxiety related to the immobilisation, n (%)  
Yes 3 (6)
Immobilisation providing a sense of protection, n (%)
Yes 40 (80), 95% CI* (66 to 89)
Dyspnoea related to the immobilisation, n (%)
Yes 3 (6)
No 46 (92)
Do not know 1 (2)
Pressure from the immobilisation, n (%)
Yes 19 (38), 95% CI* (5 to 53)
No 29 (58)
Do not know 2 (4)
  1. *Confidence interval