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Recommendation details

Recommendation ID: CG61/3
Question: Refractory [Irritable bowel syndrome] (IBS):- What factors contribute to refractory IBS?
Page: 19
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Why this is important:- Most people with IBS experience symptoms that are relatively short-lived or that only trouble them on an intermittent basis. Some people, however, develop chronic and severe symptoms that are difficult to treat. There are relatively few prospective studies that have investigated this problem. A large, prospective, population-based cohort study is proposed, which would evaluate people in the community with IBS symptoms according to measures of bowel symptomatology, physical symptom profile, psychological symptoms, childhood adversity, psychiatric history, social supports, quality of life and other relevant potential predictors. Participants would be re evaluated 12 and 24 months later using similar measures. Baseline variables would be used to predict chronicity of symptoms, quality of life and healthcare utilisation at 12 and 24 months.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance: Irritable bowel syndrome
Number: CG61
Date issued: Feb 2008

Research needed into:

Effectiveness of treatment: No
Cost of treatment: No
Implementation of treatment: No
Quality of life: No
Methods of research: No

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?: No
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?: No
Recommendation priority: Unrated
Recommendation status: Research Pending
Notes: paras separated, headings integrated. [Irritable bowel syndrome] inserted
Date this record updated: 05-06-2008

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