Table 6

Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Symptoms by Perceived Stress level


Level of Perceived Stress

χ2

p

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4*


N (%)

N (%)

N (%)

N (%)


GI symptoms

96(22.6)

83(19.6)

121(28.5)

124(29.2)

43.26

0.00

Esophageal symptoms

15(18.5)

13(16.0)

20(24.7)

33(40.7)

18.60

0.00

Upper dysmotility symptoms

52(19.2)

53(19.6)

77(28.4)

89(32.8)

37.86

0.00

Bowel symptoms

65(21.2)

59(19.2)

88(28.7)

95(30.9)

32.48

0.00

Diarrhea symptoms

27(21.6)

22(17.6)

35(28.0)

41(26.5)

11.46

0.01

Constipation symptoms

38(22.2)

35(20.5)

44(25.7)

54(31.6)

13.32

0.00


*Q4 is the highest level of perceived stress.

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

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