17581 - Prevalence of chronic constipation in general...

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Prevalence of chronic  constipation in general  population Dr. Vicente Garrigues  Gastroenterology Unit        Hospital  Universitario LA FE Valencia - Spain
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  Gastroenterologist since  1985.  Working in a 1.500-bed  University Hospital.  Interested in Digestive  Functional Disorders and  Statistics.  At present, Head of  Education of the Hospital
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Learning objectives 1.To know current definitions of  chronic constipation. 2. To find out the prevalence of  constipation. 3. To know which variables are  associated to constipation.
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Performance objectives 1.To select a sample for a  prevalence study. 2. To perform statistics in a  prevalence study. 3. To understand the meaning of  likelihood ratios.
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Evaluate the prevalence of  chronic  constipation  in  the  general population. Assess  agreement  among  several diagnostic criteria of  constipation Aims
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Evaluate  the  diagnostic  accuracy  of  self-reported  definition of constipation; and  of  symptoms  included  in  Rome II criteria. Identify  factors  associated 
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