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A course of instruction for women with irritable bowel syndrome.

Bengtsson, Mariette LU ; Ulander, Kerstin LU ; Börgdal, Elisabet Bergh; Christensson, Ann-Christine and Ohlsson, Bodil LU (2006) In Patient Education and Counseling 62(Aug 9). p.118-125
Abstract
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the effects a course of instruction about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) might have on symptoms, psychological well-being, and medical care requirements in these patients. Methods: Twenty-nine women with IBS participated in a programme of instruction on medical care, physical activity, stress-management, diet and health insurance. The women completed the Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale and the Psychological General Well-Being Index and provided information about their requirements of medical care before and after the course. Results: Twenty-three of the women included, completed the questionnaires at 12 months after the course. When comparing these values to those at baseline, there... (More)
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the effects a course of instruction about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) might have on symptoms, psychological well-being, and medical care requirements in these patients. Methods: Twenty-nine women with IBS participated in a programme of instruction on medical care, physical activity, stress-management, diet and health insurance. The women completed the Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale and the Psychological General Well-Being Index and provided information about their requirements of medical care before and after the course. Results: Twenty-three of the women included, completed the questionnaires at 12 months after the course. When comparing these values to those at baseline, there were improvements in abdominal pain (p < 0.037) and vitality (p < 0.045) as well as a reduction in the number of visits to physicians (p < 0.037) and dieticians (p < 0.042). Conclusion: Information related to the disease, might help women with IBS to perceive less pain and more vitality and thereby experience a higher quality of life. Practice implications: A course of instruction for patients with IBS maybe of benefit for the patients, and could be apart of a multicomponent approach in the treatment of this patient group. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. (Less)
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pain, course of instruction, irritable bowel syndrome, vitality, quality of life
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Patient Education and Counseling
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62
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118 - 125
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10.1016/j.pec.2005.06.015
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  author       = {Bengtsson, Mariette and Ulander, Kerstin and Börgdal, Elisabet Bergh and Christensson, Ann-Christine and Ohlsson, Bodil},
  issn         = {0738-3991},
  keyword      = {pain,course of instruction,irritable bowel syndrome,vitality,quality of life},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {Aug 9},
  pages        = {118--125},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Patient Education and Counseling},
  title        = {A course of instruction for women with irritable bowel syndrome.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2005.06.015},
  volume       = {62},
  year         = {2006},
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