Self-perceived normality in defecation habits.

  title={Self-perceived normality in defecation habits.},
  author={Massimo Bellini and Pietro Alduini and Gabrio Bassotti and Antonio Bove and Renato Bocchini and Maria Pia Sormani and Paolo Bruzzi and Filippo Pucciani},
  journal={Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver},
  volume={38 2},
BACKGROUND Available information on normal bowel habits was mainly gathered by means of telephone interviews or mailed questionnaires. AIMS We undertook a prospective study to evaluate the defecatory habits in subjects perceiving themselves as normal concerning this function. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A questionnaire (4-week diary with "yes-no" daily answers to six questions concerning bowel habits) was distributed to 204 subjects perceiving their defecation behaviour as normal. RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING

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