The Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction (NBD) score is a recently developed, validated questionnaire to assess the impact of colorectal symptoms on patients’ quality of life(1).
The questionnaire could is also be useful to assess any change in the patient’s condition when tested 2–3 months after the initiation of colonic irrigation. This in turn could improve patient adherence to treatment.
This questionnaire is simple to use and can be self-administered by individual patients. It contains 10 questions; giving a total score of between 0 and 47, corresponding to the severity of colorectal disorders experienced. A score ≥ 10 corresponds to moderate to severe bowel dysfunction and would justify the use of Peristeen.
We hope the NBD score will be a useful tool in your practice.
Download and print the questionnaire.