Functional gut disorders and health care seeking behavior in an Italian non-patient population.

@article{Gaburri1989FunctionalGD,
  title={Functional gut disorders and health care seeking behavior in an Italian non-patient population.},
  author={Manuela Gaburri and Gabrio Bassotti and Giuseppe Bacci and A M Cinti and Rachele Bosso and Patrizia Ceccarelli and Nazareno Paolocci and Maria Antonietta Pelli and Antonio Morelli},
  journal={Recenti progressi in medicina},
  year={1989},
  volume={80 5},
  pages={241-4}
}
We conducted a survey on functional gut disorders and health care seeking behavior in a large non-patient population of an Italian region (Umbria). 533 subjects were interviewed by means of a specific questionnaire. 44 (8.5%) reported symptoms compatible with the irritable bowel syndrome, 30 (5.8%) had non-colonic pain, 48 (9.2%) chronic constipation, and 20 (3.8%) dyspepsia. It is concluded that in our region there is a relatively high percentage of subjects that do not commonly seek health… CONTINUE READING

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