Recurrent abdominal pain in children and adolescents – a survey among paediatricians

Angelika A. Schlarb, Marco D. Gulewitsch, Inga Bock Genannt Kasten, Paul Enck & Martin Hautzinger
Objective: Little is known about prevalence and usual treatment of childhood and adolescent recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in outpatient paediatricians’ practice. This study’s primary objective was to acquire insights into the usual paediatricians’ treatment and their estimation of prevalence, age and gender of RAP patients. Further objectives were to assess to which extent family members of patients report similar symptoms, how paediatricians rate the strain of parents of affected children and adolescents and how paediatricians...