Table 2

Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Symptoms


Not at all

Sometimes

Rarely

Very often

Often


N (%)

N (%)

N (%)


Abdominal pain

87(12.2)

502(70.2)

126(17.6)

Esophageal symptoms

Dysphagia

490(68.7)

205(28.8)

18(2.5)

Heartburn

247(34.8)

390(54.9)

73(10.3)

Upper dysmotility symptoms

Early satiety

173(24.2)

466(65.3)

75(10.5)

Postprandial fullness

62(8.7)

452(63.6)

197(27.7)

Bloating

79(11.1)

447(63.0)

183(25.8)

Nausea

351(49.1)

324(45.3)

39(5.5)

Vomiting

474(66.5)

226(31.7)

13(1.8)

Bowel symptoms

Diarrhea/Constipation

109(15.3)

413(58.1)

189(26.6)

> 3 bowels each day

381(53.5)

299(42.0)

32(4.5)

Loose or watery stools

121(17.0)

514(72.2)

77(10.8)

Urgency

184(26.0)

478(67.4)

47(6.6)

< 3 bowels each week

268(37.8)

323(45.6)

118(16.6)

Hard or lumpy stools

112(15.8)

497(69.9)

102(14.3)

Anal blockage

334(47.2)

336(47.5)

37(5.2)

Fecal incontinence

608(85.6)

99(13.9)

3(0.4)


Lee et al. BMC Nursing 2011 10:22   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-10-22

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