TITLE

QUALITY OF LIFE IN CHRONIC IDIOPATHIC INTESTINAL PSEUDO-OBSTRUCTION

AUTHOR(S)
Chambers, A.; Greig, E.; Powell-Tuck, J.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA74
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Patients with chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction often suffer severe pain, vomiting, constipation and abdominal distension. There are currently few data published on the quality of life of this patient population. This study concludes that about a fifth of patients have clinically significant anxiety and a sixth depression. Physical role and general health scored much lower than normal whereas mental health scores were much closer to the norm.
ACCESSION #
13219105

 

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