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Table 3 Length of time for patients reporting a significant improvement of bowel symptoms

From: Bowel symptoms and self-care strategies of survivors in the process of restoration after low anterior resection of rectal cancer

Significant improvement Patients at 6–11 months (n = 40) Patients at 12-24 months (n = 39)
n % n %
NO 7 17.5 4 10.3
YES 33   35  
3–5 months 14 35.0 6 15.4
6 months 13 32.5 16 41.0
7–11 months 6 15.0 2 5.1
12 months    9 23.1
13–24 months    2 5.1