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Techniques in Coloproctology

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 163–164 | Cite as

Bristol scale stool form. A still valid help in medical practice and clinical research

  • G. Riegler
  • I. Esposito
REVIEW

Abstract

The collection of clinical data concerning bowel habit is always empirical. A more extended use of visual descriptive stool form scales could contribute to a clearer and more standardized reporting of data about bowel function. This could be helpful for both clinical practice and research purposes.

Key words Stool form Bristol scale tool Bowel habit description 

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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Riegler
    • 1
  • I. Esposito
    • 1
  1. 1.2nd Naples University, Department “F. Magrassi”, Via V. Mosca 39, I-80129 Naples, ItalyIT

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