Bristol scale stool form. A still valid help in medical practice and clinical research

Tech Coloproctol. 2001 Dec;5(3):163-4. doi: 10.1007/s101510100019.


The collection of clinical data concerning bowel habit is always empirical. A more extended use of visual descriptive stool form scales could contribute to a clearer and more standardized reporting of data about bowel function. This could be helpful for both clinical practice and research purposes.

MeSH terms

  • Feces*
  • Humans
  • Medical History Taking / methods