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
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

10 Fibro-Friendly Foods with a Bonus: Beautiful Skin

Studies Show that Magnesium L-threonate Improves Brain Plasticity, Leading to Direct and Significant...

Clary Sage Oil May Be Pricey, but Its Benefits Are Priceless

Pumpkin Pie Turmeric Breakfast Smoothie - Vegan + Gluten-Free

Component of red wine, grapes can help to reduce inflammation, study finds

Poly MVA: A Novel Therapy for Increasing Energy, Repairing DNA, and Promoting Overall Health

Vitamin D supplementation extends life in mouse model of Huntington's disease

Omega-3 fatty acid stops known trigger of lupus

Conquer Your Email Inbox, Increase Productivity and Reduce Stress

The Significance of Selenium

Print Page
Email Article

The sense of coherence index & the irritable bowel syndrome. A cross-sectional comparison among IBS patients with & without coexisting fibromyalgia (FM), IBS non-patients & controls

  [ 69 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ] • March 2, 1999

BACKGROUND: Sense of Coherence (SOC) is a global orientation
that affects coping with stressors. A strong SOC is associated
with better health outcomes. The purpose of this study was to
evaluate SOC among patients with irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS) and matched controls.

METHODS: Seventy-nine IBS patients
and 72 matched controls completed questionnaires and were
tested for fibromyalgia (FS). The controls were subdivided
into healthy controls (n = 49) or IBS non-patients (n = 23),
and the patients into IBS only (n = 54) or IBS and FS (n =

RESULTS: The mean SOC score was higher for the controls
than for the IBS patients (65.7+/-1.2 and 59.6+/-1.1,
respectively; P = 0.003). There was no significant difference
between the healthy controls and the IBS non-patients. The
controls had a higher SOC than patients with IBS only and
patients with IBS and FS (P = 0.0004).

association was found between IBS and SOC. No causality can be
inferred from this study. Individuals with low SOC may be more
likely to express symptoms in terms of psychologic distress
and increased health care utilization because of poor coping
skills. Conversely, the presence of IBS may affect SOC
negatively. Further longitudinal studies could clarify the
potential of SOC as a predictor variable (for example, for
treatment results) or an outcome variable.

Sperber AD, Carmel S, Atzmon Y,Weisberg I, Shalit Y, Neumann L,Fich A, Buskila D

Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
FibroSleep™ Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra ATP+, Double Strength

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products

Article Comments

Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment

Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

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

Natural Remedies

Red Yeast Rice - Natural Option for Supporting Healthy Cholesterol Red Yeast Rice - Natural Option for Supporting Healthy Cholesterol
SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder
Vitamin K-2 – A Key Player in Cardiovascular and Bone Health Vitamin K-2 – A Key Player in Cardiovascular and Bone Health
Curcumin - a Golden Gift of Nature with Benefits Still Untold Curcumin - a Golden Gift of Nature with Benefits Still Untold
Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH

ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
Credit Card Processing
Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map