Table 1

Symptoms and transit results in all 49 patients before and after biofeedback, stratified according to slow transit

Slow transit (n=22)Normal transit (n=27)
Before biofeedbackAfter biofeedbackBefore biofeedbackAfter biofeedback
Subjective improvement1415
Bowel frequency <3 per week166113
Hard or pellet stool154153
Need to strain123146
Need to digitate42157
Abdominal bloating195206
Laxative use205144
Normal transit132727
Mean number of retained markers42.532.417.115.2