Similarities and differences between IBS-C and FC with regards to symptomatology, sleep quality and psychological attributes.

Similarities and differences between IBS-C and FC with regards to symptomatology, sleep quality and psychological attributes. J Formos Med Assoc. 2019 Mar 25;: Authors: Chen HD, Bair MJ, Chang WC, Hsu CS, Wong MW, Hung JS, Liu TT, Yi CH, Lei WY, Chen CL Abstract BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional constipation (FC) are highly prevalent in the general population and have significant symptom overlap, while the clinical associations and psychological links between IBS and FC remains poorly understood. We aimed to compare the clinical, metabolic and psychological factors between patients with FC patients and constipation predominated IBS. METHODS: We consecutively enrolled 360 patients from the outpatient clinics of Hualien Tzu Chi medical center. Constipation-predominant IBS (IBS-C) and FC were diagnosed based on Rome III criteria. All participants completed the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) score, the State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) score and the Taiwanese Depression Questionnaire (TDQ) score. RESULTS: Fifty-four patients had FC and twenty-three patients had IBS-C. Compared to asymptomatic controls, FC/IBS-C groups had female predominance (p 
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