Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Canada: First Population-Based Survey Using Rome II Criteria with Suggestions for Improving the Questionnaire

@article{Thompson2002FunctionalGD,
  title={Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Canada: First Population-Based Survey Using Rome II Criteria with Suggestions for Improving the Questionnaire},
  author={Warren G. Thompson and Elizabeth Jan Irvine and Pierre Par{\'e} and Simon Ferrazzi and Laureen Rance},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={47},
  pages={225-235}
}
The Rome II criteria and questionnaires developed to identify functional gastrointestinal disorders have not been evaluated. Our objectives were to determine the prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders in Canada, compare our results with data from other published studies, assess concordance of Rome I and Rome II criteria for irritable bowel syndrome, and suggest improvements in the Rome II questionnaire. An independent research firm was employed to conduct a random digit dial… CONTINUE READING