Psychological interventions for irritable bowel syndrome: a nursing perspective

G. D. Smith

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Abstract

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional bowel disorder. It accounts for up to 50% of all referrals to gastrointestinal departments and to this day it remains a mysterious and poorly understood condition. IBS patients can suffer from abnormal bowel function and a range of unexplained abdominal symptoms, which can have a detrimental affect on their psychological wellbeing and health-related quality of life. In this article, Graeme D Smith outlines the psychological management of IBS from a nursing perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-21
Number of pages4
JournalGastrointestinal Nursing
Volume8
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

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