Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 129–134

GSRS—A clinical rating scale for gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and peptic ulcer disease

Authors

  • Jan Svedlund
    • Department of Psychiatry, and Division of Gastroenterology, Medical Department II, Sahlgren HospitalUniversity of Göteborg
    • Department of Psychiatry, Region HospitalUniversity of Linköping
  • Ingemar Sjödin
    • Department of Psychiatry, and Division of Gastroenterology, Medical Department II, Sahlgren HospitalUniversity of Göteborg
    • Department of Psychiatry, Region HospitalUniversity of Linköping
  • Gerhard Dotevall
    • Department of Psychiatry, and Division of Gastroenterology, Medical Department II, Sahlgren HospitalUniversity of Göteborg
    • Department of Psychiatry, Region HospitalUniversity of Linköping
Original Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF01535722

Cite this article as:
Svedlund, J., Sjödin, I. & Dotevall, G. Digest Dis Sci (1988) 33: 129. doi:10.1007/BF01535722

Abstract

An interview-based rating scale consisting of 15 items for assessment of gastrointestinal symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome and peptic ulcer disease has been developed. The interrater reliability was estimated by means of independent and simultaneous duplicate ratings by two raters in 20 cases and ranged from 0.86 to 1.00. The scale was easy to apply and proved to be useful in comparing the effectiveness of different modes of treatment in two clinical trials.

Key words

symptom ratingclinical assessmenttreatment evaluationirritable bowel syndromepeptic ulcer disease

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1988