Health care seeking for abdominal bloating and visible distention.

  title={Health care seeking for abdominal bloating and visible distention.},
  author={Xiaoling Jiang and G. Richard III Locke and Alan R. Zinsmeister and Cathy D. Schleck and Nicholas J Talley},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  volume={30 7},
BACKGROUND While knowledge has accumulated regarding health care seeking in several functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs), little is known about health care seeking in those with bloating and distention. AIM To identify predictors of health care seeking for bloating and distention. METHODS The validated Talley Bowel Disease Questionnaire was mailed to a cohort selected at random from the population of Olmsted County, Minnesota; 2259 subjects (53% females; mean age 62 years) answered… CONTINUE READING