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Table 3 The gastrointestinal symptom severity, measured with IBS-SSS, at three, six and twelve months after the IBS-school compared to baseline.

From: Development of an educational intervention for patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – a pilot study

  IBS-score Extracolonic score
  Median (IQR) Mean (SD) Median (IQR) Mean (SD)
Baseline (n = 12) 284 (233–369) 293 (80) 211 (143–241) 191 (74)
3 months (n = 11) 253 (183–337)* 244 (109) 162 (129–238) 171 (81)
6 months (n = 12) 240 (178–326)* 246 (103) 170 (145–233) 177 (66)
12 months (n = 12) 269 (159–346) 252 (105) 161 (142–223) 168 (78)
  1. IBS-SSS = IBS Severity Scoring System. * = p < 0.05