Table 3

Number of Gastrointestinal Symptoms Reported


items

No symptoms

1-2 symptoms

≧3 symptoms


N (%)

N (%)

N (%)


GI symptoms

16

232(35.0)

225(33.9)

206(31.1)

Esophageal symptoms

2

623(88.0)

85(12.0)

-

Upper dysmotility symptoms

5

428(60.9)

219(31.1)

73(8.0)

Bowel symptoms

8

370(54.3)

232(34.1)

79(11.6)

Diarrhea symptoms

3

576(81.8)

123(17.5)

5(0.7)

Constipation symptoms

3

525(75.1)

161(23.0)

13(1.9)


All symptoms counted if reported to occur often or very often.

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

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