Bristol stool form scale


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Bristol stool form scale

a classification of stool form used in judging bowel problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, ranging from small, hard, difficult-to-pass lumps to purely liquid stools, with seven gradations.
[Bristol Royal Infirmary, U.K.]
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When doctors at a Bristol hospital found patients were reluctant to describe their faeces, medics devised the Bristol Stool Form Scale.
Subjects met Rome II criteria for chronic constipation, including fewer than three complete spontaneous bowel movements (CSBMs) per week, six or fewer spontaneous bowel movements per week (SBMs), or one or fewer SBMs on the Bristol Stool Form Scale (BSFS).
Using tools such as the Bristol Stool Form Scale (2) provides a visual aid to describing children's bowel movements.
Patients were monitored for number of spontaneous and complete-spontaneous bowel movements, stool consistency using the Bristol Stool Form Scale, and ease of stool passage, abdominal discomfort, constipation severity and overall relief.
03) and an improvement in the median Bristol Stool Form Scale assessing stool type from 5.
Bowel function measurements included the number of SBMs and CSBMs compared to baseline, stool consistency using the Bristol Stool Form Scale (BSFS), and straining.
Bristol Stool Form Scale (BSFS): A seven-point scale measuring stool consistency.
Bowel function measurements included the number of spontaneous and complete spontaneous bowel movements (CSBM) compared to baseline, stool consistency using the Bristol Stool Form Scale (BSFS), and straining.
Bowel function measurements included the number of spontaneous and complete bowel movements over baseline, the Bristol Stool Form Scale (a surrogate marker of gastrointestinal transit time), and ease of stool passage.
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