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Bristol Stool Form Scale (BSFS)

O'Donnell LJ; Virjee J; Heaton KW

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Basic description

Developed in 1990;

A modified version was developed in 2011 (the modified Bristol Stool Form Scale for Children (mBSFS-C)

Authors

O'Donnell LJ; Virjee J; Heaton KW

Copyright
© 2000, the Rome Foundation, Inc.
Objective
To assess intestinal transit rate by classifying faeces into seven groups
Therapeutic area
  • Digestive System Diseases
Therapeutic indication
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • pro PRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the UK
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

O'Donnell LJ, Virjee J, Heaton KW. Detection of pseudodiarrhoea by simple clinical assessment of intestinal transit rate. BMJ. 1990 Feb 17;300(6722):439-40 (Full Text Article)

Lewis SJ, Heaton KW. Stool form scale as a useful guide to intestinal transit time. Scand J Gastroenterol. 1997 Sep;32(9):920-4 (PubMed Abstract

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Authors

O'Donnell LJ; Virjee J; Heaton KW

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Languages

Original language(s)

  • English for the UK

Translations

The listed translations may not have undergone a full linguistic validation process and may require further work to be suitable for use in a study. This list is subject to constant changes, therefore please check the status of translations with Mapi Research Trust / the developers / copyright holders / distributors.

BSFS

Arabic for Israel*
Bulgarian for Bulgaria*
Czech for Czech Republic*
Danish for Denmark*
Dutch for Belgium (Flemish)*
Dutch for the Netherlands*
English for Australia*
English for Canada*
English for New Zealand*
English for the USA*
French for Belgium*
French for Canada*
French for France*
German for Austria*
German for Germany*
Hebrew for Israel*
Hungarian for Hungary*
Italian for Italy*
Japanese for Japan*
Korean for Korea*
Polish for Poland*
Portuguese for Brazil
Romanian for Romania*
Russian for Israel*
Russian for Russia*
Russian for Ukraine*
Serbian for Serbia*
Slovak for Slovakia*
Spanish for Spain
Spanish for the USA*
Swedish for Sweden*
Ukrainian for Ukraine*
* Performed by Mapi

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More information on translations

Bibliographic references of the translations:

Portuguese for Brazil:

Martinez AP, de Azevedo GR. The Bristol Stool Form Scale: its translation to Portuguese, cultural adaptation and validation. Rev Lat Am Enfermagem. 2012 May-Jun;20(3):583-9. (Full Text)

Spanish for Spain:

Parés D, Comas M, Dorcaratto D, Araujo MI, Vial M, Bohle B, Pera M, Grande L. Adaptation and validation of the Bristol scale stool form translated into the Spanish language among health professionals and patients. Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 2009 May;101(5):312-6. (Full text)

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