ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|
|
|

Trending News

New Option For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Most Powerful Natural Antioxidant Discovered to Date - Hydroxytyrosol

Stop Bacteria With Nature's Antibiotics

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Neurological Diseases; Also Raises Risk of Asthma Attacks, and More

New Test Shows Promise in Identifying New Drugs to Treat Lyme Disease

Coenzyme Q10 Helps Veterans Battle Gulf War Illness Symptoms

Strengthen Cell Function with Energy-Boosting Niagen

Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline

Vitamin D deficiency increases poor brain function after cardiac arrest by sevenfold

Study: Doubling saturated fat in the diet does not increase saturated fat in blood

 
Print Page
Email Article

Psychological comorbidity and complexity of gastrointestinal symptoms in clinically diagnosed Irritable Bowel Syndrome patients - Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dec 5, 2007

  [ 71 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Antonina Mikocka-Walus, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • December 12, 2007


Background and Aim: The prevalence of psychological disorders is high in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) but their role in symptom reporting is uncertain.

It is thus interesting whether the number of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID) determines the load of psychological comorbidity. The Rome III criteria [internationally recognized criteria for diagnosing gastrointestinal illnesses] have not been used to evaluate such a relationship as yet. Moreover, not many studies have examined the sensitivity of the Rome III criteria in detecting IBS.

Our aims were therefore:

1. To determine whether those IBS participants with more FGID had a tendency to greater psychological comorbidity than those with fewer FGID; and
2. To assess the performance of the Rome III criteria in detecting IBS versus the diagnosis of the gastroenterologist.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey of 32 consecutive outpatients with clinically diagnosed IBS was performed. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), the Short Form 12 Health Survey (SF-12), and the Rome III criteria questionnaire (BDQ-6) were administered. Multiple linear regression was conducted to detect associations among FGID, anxiety, depression and quality of life.

Results: Overall, 50% of participants were anxious and 12% were depressed. Forty-four percent of participants had >two FGID; however, the number of FGID did not correlate with scores for anxiety, depression or quality of life.

Amazingly, only 50% (CI: 33-67) of participants clinically diagnosed with IBS met Rome III criteria for IBS.

Conclusion:

  • Contrary to our expectations, a greater load of functional gastrointestinal disorders did not correlate with a greater load of psychological comorbidity.
  • Surprisingly, the Rome III criteria detected only 50% of clinical cases of IBS.
  • Source: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2007 Dec 5 [E-pub ahead of print] PMID: 18070012, by Mikocka-Walus A, Turnbull D, Moulding N, Wilson I, Andrews JM, Holtmann G. Discipline of General Practice, University of Adelaide, South Australia; Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia; School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia [E-mail: antonina.mikockawalus@adelaide.edu.au]




    Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



    [ Be the first to comment on this article ]




     
    Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
    Subscribe to
    Our FREE
    Newsletter
    Subscribe Now!
    Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
     Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

    Black Friday Sale

    Featured Products

    Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth
    Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
    Vitamin D3 Extreme™ by ProHealth Vitamin D3 Extreme™ by ProHealth
    50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
    FibroSleep™ by ProHealth FibroSleep™ by ProHealth
    The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
    Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
    Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
    Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
    Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

    Natural Remedies

    Natural Support for Mood, Sleep and Mental Focus? L-theanine Natural Support for Mood, Sleep and Mental Focus? L-theanine
    A Breakthrough for Mitochondrial Dysfunction A Breakthrough for Mitochondrial Dysfunction
    The Curcumin Revolution: The Curcumin Revolution: "Golden" Ticket to Better Health
    Three-Step Strategy to Reverse Mitochondrial Aging Three-Step Strategy to Reverse Mitochondrial Aging
    Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms? Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms?

    FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
    What is Fibromyalgia?
    Fibromyalgia 101
    Fibromyalgia Symptoms
    Fibromyalgia Treatments
    | CFS RESOURCES
    What is CFS?
    ME/CFS 101
    ME/CFS Symptoms
    ME/CFS Treatments
    | FORUMS
    Fibromyalgia
    ME/CFS
    ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
    WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
    GUARANTEE
    CONTACT US
    PRIVACY
    RSS
    SITE MAP
    ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
    Credit Card Processing