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Table. 1.

Baseline Characteristics

Baseline characteristics Hypnosis group (n = 15) Standard care group (n = 17) P-value
Age (yr) 8.5 (6.5-10.1) 8.2 (6.1-9.7) 0.911
Sex (female) 8 (53.3) 11 (64.7) 0.720
Previous anorectal manometry 1 (6.6) 0 (0.0) 0.469
History of frequent enema usage 7 (46.7) 1 (5.9) 0.013
Duration of symptoms (mo) 60 (33-78) 60 (48-72) 0.710
Current symptoms
Bowel movements per week 4.3 (1.0-7.0) 6.5 (1.5-7.0) 0.667
Fecal incontinence 7 (46.7) 13 (76.5) 0.144
Large stools 10 (66.7) 9 (52.9) 0.716
Painful stools 11 (73.3) 6 (35.3) 0.073
Hard stools 8 (53.3) 9 (52.9) > 0.999
Withholding behavior 5 (33.3) 11 (64.7) 0.141
Abdominal pain 11 (73.3) 8 (47.1) 0.273
Current treatment
Oral laxatives 14 (93.3) 16 (94.1) > 0.999
Rectal laxatives 5 (33.3) 4 (23.5) 0.699

P-value < 0.05 was considered statistically significant.

Data are presented as median (interquartile range) or n (%).

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