Table 3: Reduction in the number of afflicted patients and symptom severity after resection rectopexy for IRI in 48 patients using the KESS score. The first line specifies the number of patients with each symptom. The score for each symptom is given as mean (95% CI).

Number of patients score
Variable PreoperativelyPostoperatively
Short termLong term

Feeling incomplete evacuation 46
3.16 (2.86 to 3.46)
37
1.68 (1.29 to 2.08)
35
1.72 (1.33 to 2.12)
Bloating39
1.56 (1.21 to 1.90)
29
0.87 (0.58 to 1.16)
35
0.89 (0.68 to 1.10)
Minutes in lavatory/attempt36
1.27 (0.99 to 1.54)
28
0.81 (0.56 to 1.06)
19
0.47 (0.26 to 0.69)
Abdominal pain34
1.27 (0.92 to 1.61)
22
0.70 (0.42 to 0.99)
22
0.75 (0.45 to 1.04)
Unsuccessful evacuatory attempts26
1.22 (0.87 to 1.58)
16
0.52 (0.26 to 0.77)
10
0.31 (0.13 to 0.49)
Enemas/digitation29
1.50 (1.04 to 1.95)
14
0.70 (0.32 to 1.09)
17
0.79 (0.39 to 1.18)
Laxative use25
0.97 (0.67 to 1.28)
15
0.43 (0.23 to 0.64)
17
0.60 (0.35 to 0.85)
Painful evacuation effort22
0.88 (0.52 to 1.18)
12
0.31 (0.13 to 0.49)
5
0.16 (0.02 to 0.30)
Stool consistency22
1.10 (0.72 to 1.48)
22
0.70 (0.43 to 0.98)
18
0.68 (0.38 to 0.98)
Frequency of bowel movement10
0.47 (0.18 to 0.77)
6
0.16 (0.02 to 0.30)
3
0.10 (−0.01 to 0.22)

Total score 13.20 (11.41 to 15.00)6.91 (5.29 to 8.54)6.35 (4.94 to 7.76) ( )

All symptoms were significantly reduced except for stool consistency.