Applying case definition criteria to irritable bowel syndrome.

@article{Yale2008ApplyingCD,
  title={Applying case definition criteria to irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={Steven H Yale and Apollo Kenneth Musana and Amy L Kieke and Jennifer Hayes and Ingrid Glurich and Po-Huang Chyou},
  journal={Clinical medicine & research},
  year={2008},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={9-16}
}
OBJECTIVE The quality of documentation of signs and symptoms and validation of the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) according to case definition criteria of Manning, Rome I and Rome II in an office setting has not been previously described. We sought to identify and validate cases of IBS based on the Manning, Rome I and Rome II diagnostic criteria in a rural practice setting. SETTING Marshfield Epidemiologic Study Area (MESA) Central consisting of 14 ZIP codes in central Wisconsin… CONTINUE READING
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