Table 2

Main outcome measures (mean) with p-values (n = 20)

Outcome

At baseline

Week 2

Week 4

P-value (week 4-week 0)


Defecation frequency p/week

0.9

5.3

4.9

p < 0.01


Stool consistency score

2.6

3.6

3.5

p = 0.03


Episodes of faecal incontinence p/week

9.0

2.6

1.5

p < 0.01


Pain during defecation

71%

40%

33%

p = 0.08


Abdominal pain episodes p/week

4.2

2.2

1.9

p = 0.01


Tabbers et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:19   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-19

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