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2020 04

Neurogastroenterol Motil



Prevalence and impact of self-reported painful and non-painful constipation in the general population.


Pannemans J, Van den Houte K, Fischler B, Piessevaux H, Carbone F, Tack J
Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2020 04; 32(4):e13783.
PMID: 31975471.


Chronic constipation, defined by the Rome IV criteria, is a highly prevalent functional bowel disorder with major overlap with other bowel disorders. Therefore, a pooled-analysis to evaluate the presence of self-reported constipation in the general population was conducted. Further, its association with other bowel symptoms and its health-economic impact was analyzed.