Straining at stool and stool frequency in free-living and institutionalised older adults.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The diagnosis of functional constipation according to Rome II criteria includes assessment of straining. However the prevalence in older adults is unknown. AIMS To assess the prevalence of straining and its association with stool frequency in free-living (FL) and institutionalised (INS) older adults. METHODS 50 FL subjects (mean age 74 years… (More)

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