Study of irritable bowel syndrome and co-existing psychological illness

Andrew Dainty, Nick Allcock, Joanne Cooper

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a condition which often has a significant impact upon quality of life. IBS has a high prevalence of co-existing psychological illness which has been associated with more severe and persistent symptoms and an increased need for specialist referral.A small number of research studies have explored the patient's perception and experiences of IBS, particularly when compounded by the presence of psychological co-morbidity. This study sets out to assess the feasibility of qualitative methods for exploring psychological co-morbidities associated with the condition.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberNR1228R1
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
JournalNurse Researcher
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014


  • psychological illness
  • interview methods
  • phenomenology


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