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Table 1 Course of complaints for total study population and for Non Ulcer Dyspepsia (NUD), IBS and Other. (patient questionnaire data)

From: Chronic non-specific abdominal complaints in general practice: a prospective study on management, patient health status and course of complaints

  Baseline 18 months  
  Total (n = 291) NUD (n = 36) IBS (n = 125) Other (n = 130) Total (n = 230) NUD (n = 29) IBS (n = 95) Other (n = 106)  
% of patients with subjective improvement 55.2% 50% 44.8% 60.8% 48.3% 58.6% 43.2% 50.0%  
GSRS 33.6 34.8 34.4 32.5 31.8 31.5 33.0 31.0  
          Norm scores*
SCL-anxiety 18.4 15.8 19.4 18.0 16.9 15.5 17.2 17.0 12
SCL-depression 26.6 22.7 28.1 26.2 25.9 23.7 26.4 26.2 20
          Norm scores**
NHP-physical mobility 11.7 10.7 12.1 11.6 10.0 9.6 10.7 9.5 4.1
NHP-pain 20.3 16.1 21.5 20.3 14.7 11.0 16.2 14.3 7.0
NHP-sleep 20.9 14.8 26.4 17.4 16.1 13.4 20.3 13.1 15.2
NHP-energy 32.8 23.8 33.4 34.6 26.6 20.6 30.8 28.8 17.0
NHP-social isolation 10.2 6.3 12.4 9.3 7.8 7.2 6.9 8.7 5.3
NHP-emotional reactions 19.3 12.5 21.0 19.6 13.6 8.7 16.2 15.5 13.1
  1. * Mean norm scores in a healthy population
  2. ** Mean norm scores: females 45–50 years of age