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Table 2 Outcomes comparing nurse-led and consultant-led groups

From: Development of an early nurse led intervention to treat children referred to secondary paediatric care with constipation with or without soiling

Outcomes 16 weeks after first visit Nurse-led Consultant-led
Primary outcomes   
< 3 stools per week 3/45 (7%) 8/48 (14%)
Accident in last week 8/23 (35%) 11/29 (38%)
Secondary outcomes   
Stool that blocked toilet in last week 2/45(7%) 15/58 (26%)
With-holding behaviour in last week 13/45 (29%) 17/58 (29%)
Painful defecation during last week 11/45 (24%) 26/58 (45%)
Better than prior to first clinic visit 23/35 (66%) 38/50 (76%)
Still taking laxative medication 32/35 (91%) 33/50 (66%)
Still taking movicol 27/35 (77%) 22/50 (44%)