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Table 1 Patients demographics

From: A randomised, controlled study of small intestinal motility in patients treated with sacral nerve stimulation for irritable bowel syndrome

Study group N = 20
Age (years, median range) 31(19–48)
Men/women 5/15
Body Mass Index (kg/m2, median range) 25.5(18–37)
Diarrhoea-predominant/mixed IBS 11/9
Duration of IBS (patients)  
1-5 years 5
6-10 years 9
> 11 years 6
Baseline symptom score in the GSRS-IBS questionnaire (median range) 62(45–80)
Baseline quality of life score in the IBS-IS questionnaire (median range) 136(82–180)
  1. GSRS-IBS stands for Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale – Irritable Bowel Version (13 = no symptoms of IBS to 91 = severe IBS). IBS-IS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Impact Scale (26 = no impact on daily life to 182 = severe impact on daily life).