Bristol stool form scale

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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At baseline, all patients reported having regular bouts of at least moderate abdominal pain and stool consistency of 5 or higher (that is, looser) on the Bristol Stool Form Scale.
Participants completed daily questionnaires through SurveyMonkey[R] on stool frequency, Bristol Stool Form Scale (BSFS), and capsule intake compliance.
12) The Bristol Stool Form Scale is useful to categorize stool based on appearance.
When doctors at a Bristol hospital found patients were reluctant to describe their faeces, medics devised the Bristol Stool Form Scale.
Reliability and validity of a modified Bristol Stool Form Scale for children.
The Bristol Stool Form Scale (BSFS) (Figure 1) is another tool that can assist in the evaluation and diagnosis of constipation.
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.
Subjects met Rome II criteria for chronic constipation, inducting 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).
The Bristol Stool Form Scale (54) (FIGURE 2) can help patients describe their bowel movements.
The Bristol Stool Form Scale (BSFS) provides a standardized, validated means by which to quantitate stool consistency (SEE FIGURE 2, PAGE S6).
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