Chronic childhood constipation is associated with impaired quality of life: a case-controlled study.

@article{Youssef2005ChronicCC,
  title={Chronic childhood constipation is associated with impaired quality of life: a case-controlled study.},
  author={Nader N. Youssef and Annette L Langseder and Barbara J Verga and Richard L. Mones and Joel R. Rosh},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={
          56-60
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of chronic constipation on children's quality of life. METHODS From October 2002 to November 2003, 224 children (140 male, 84 female, aged 10.6 +/- 2.9 years) and 224 parents were evaluated by a health related quality of life tool during initial outpatient consultation. Children with constipation (n = 80) were compared with controls with inflammatory bowel disease (n = 42), controls with gastroesophageal reflux disease (n… CONTINUE READING

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