One-year follow-up of newly diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome patients
1999 (English)In: Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, ISSN 0269-2813, E-ISSN 1365-2036, Vol. 13, no 8, 1097-1102 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: Irritable bowel syndrome is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder seen by general physicians.
Methods: We followed up a population-based cohort of newly diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome patients aged 20–79 years, to examine patterns of treatment, comorbidity and healthcare utilization. We used the UK General Practice Research Database as the source population. Individuals with other gastrointestinal diseases, cancer and pregnant women were not included. There were 2956 patients in our final cohort.
Conclusion: This study has shown that irritable bowel syndrome patients are mainly young and female. We also found that treatment pattern varied according to age and gender. Elderly patients and females were at a higher risk of receiving drug treatment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. Vol. 13, no 8, 1097-1102 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-54153DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2036.1999.00576.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-54153DiVA: diva2:82062