Health-related quality of life in functional GI disorders: focus on constipation and resource utilization

@article{Irvine2002HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life in functional GI disorders: focus on constipation and resource utilization},
  author={Elizabeth Jan Irvine and Simon Ferrazzi and Pierre Par{\'e} and Warren G. Thompson and Laureen Rance},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2002},
  volume={97},
  pages={1986-1993}
}
OBJECTIVE:Functional GI disorders are common in the general population. However, their impact on health status and health resource use in Canada has not been well examined. We describe 1) health-related quality of life in Canadians with functional constipation or other functional GI disorders versus Canadian normative data or those without a functional GI disorder and 2) health resource utilization in subject's self-reporting of constipation.METHODS:An independent research firm was employed to… CONTINUE READING
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