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Table 5 PAC-QOL, SBM, and Bayes factor at baseline and week 4 in patients taking 2 or 3 laxatives (N = 14)

From: Elobixibat alleviates chronic constipation in hemodialysis patients: a questionnaire-based study

 Baseline
Mean ± SD, median [IQR]
Week 4
Mean ± SD, median [IQR]
P valueBayes factor
PAC-QOL
 Global score1.97 ± 0.681.21 ± 0.670.0020.009
2.00 [1.44, 2.52]1.41 [0.43, 1.69]
 Physical discomfort2.07 ± 0.880.76 ± 0.640.0020.020
2.00 [1.25, 2.75]0.82 [0.00, 1.50]
 Psychosocial discomfort1.36 ± 0.930.63 ± 0.580.0120.174
1.57 [0.56, 2.13]0.50 [0.00, 1.00]
 Worries and concerns1.95 ± 0.711.30 ± 0.650.0020.010
2.09 [1.29, 2.57]1.45 [0.64, 1.96]
 Satisfaction2.90 ± 0.641.87 ± 0.930.0040.056
3.00 [2.35, 3.45]2.00 [1.10, 2.65]
 Weekly SBM2.3 ± 1.03.2 ± 1.50.0270.363
2 [2, 3]3 [2, 4]
 Bristol Stool Form Scale score1.8 ± 0.83.6 ± 0.80.0020.001
2 [1, 2]4 [3, 4]