International Journal of Pediatrics / 2014 / Article / Tab 3

Clinical Study

The Effect of Probiotics on Childhood Constipation: A Randomized Controlled Double Blind Clinical Trial

Table 3

Symptom changes at the end of the 1st week.

SymptomTreatment
frequency, percent
Placebo
frequency, percent
value

With fecal incontinence4 (30.8%)7 (77.8%)0.030
Without fecal incontinence11 (69.2%)2 (22.2%)
Total (fecal incontinence)15 (100%)9 (100%)
With abdominal pain7 (43.8%)12 (85.7%)0.017
Without abdominal pain9 (56.2%)2 (14.3%)
Total (abdominal pain)16 (100%)14 (100%)
With weight gain10 (41.7%)1 (4.2%)0.002
Without weight gain14 (58.3%)23 (95.8)
Total weight gain24 (100%)24 (100%)

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