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Table 13Evidence profile of the general efficacy of constipation drugs for the treatment of chronic constipation in children

Evidence Profile: General efficacy of constipation drugs
No. of Studies/PatientsDesignQualityConsistencyDirectnessMagnitude of EffectOther modifying factors*Overall Grade of the Evidence
Outcome: All comparisons
No evidence

*Imprecise or sparse data; a strong or very strong association; high risk of reporting bias; dose response gradient; effect of plausible residual confounding

From: Results

Cover of Drug Class Review: Constipation Drugs
Drug Class Review: Constipation Drugs: Final Report [Internet].
Gartlehner G, Jonas DE, Morgan LC, et al.
Portland (OR): Oregon Health & Science University; 2007 Sep.
Copyright © 2007, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon.

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