Chronic constipation: a survey of the patient perspective

@article{Johanson2007ChronicCA,
  title={Chronic constipation: a survey of the patient perspective},
  author={John F. Johanson and Jeffrey Kralstein},
  journal={Alimentary Pharmacology \& Therapeutics},
  year={2007},
  volume={25}
}
Background  Constipation is a common, often chronic, gastrointestinal motility disorder characterized by such symptoms as straining, hard stool, and infrequent defecation. Published literature is limited regarding symptom prevalence, healthcare‐seeking behaviour, and patient satisfaction with traditional therapies for chronic constipation. 
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