The irritable bowel severity scoring system: a simple method of monitoring irritable bowel syndrome and its progress.

@article{Francis1997TheIB,
  title={The irritable bowel severity scoring system: a simple method of monitoring irritable bowel syndrome and its progress.},
  author={Carol Y Francis and Julie Morris and Peter J Whorwell},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={395-402}
}
BACKGROUND The clinical assessment and investigation of irritable bowel syndrome would be greatly facilitated by the introduction of a simple, easy to use severity scoring system. Such a system, developed in our department over a number of years, has been submitted to validation in a total of 141 patients and 40 healthy controls. METHODS The system, incorporating pain, distension, bowel dysfunction and quality of life/global well-being, was assessed for its ability to reliably score patients… CONTINUE READING