Health related quality of life and symptom classification in patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Smith, Graeme D. and Steinke, Doug T. and Penny, Kay I. and Kinnear, Moira and Penman, Ian D. (2010) Health related quality of life and symptom classification in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness, 2 (1). pp. 4-12. ISSN 1752-9816

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Abstract

Previous research has established that health-related quality of life can be adversely affected by irritable bowel syndrome IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome has been classified to subgroups by predominant bowel symptom: constipation, diarrhoea or alternating between the two. Little is presently known about the specific impact of irritable bowel syndrome on health-related quality of life within disease sub-groups across time.