Irritable bowel syndrome in France: a common, debilitating and costly disorder.

  title={Irritable bowel syndrome in France: a common, debilitating and costly disorder.},
  author={Michel Dapoigny and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Bellanger and Bruno Bonaz and S Bruley des Varannes and Lionel Bu{\'e}no and Beno{\^i}t Coffin and Philippe Ducrott{\'e} and Bernard Flouri{\'e} and Marc L{\'e}mann and Anne Lepicard and Olivier Reigneau},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  volume={16 10},
OBJECTIVE This epidemiological investigation aims to measure the prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in the general population using the Rome II criteria and to evaluate the medical management including treatments and the impact of IBS on patient life. METHODS A nationally representative sample of 20,000 French subjects, aged 18 years and over, were interviewed by SOFRES (French Public Opinion Poll Institute) in May 2001. In a second phase (June/July 2001), a 48-question self… CONTINUE READING
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