Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:15 PM
Do symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome affect your quality of life?Would you like to be able to manage your symptoms better?Do you have a diagnosis or a working diagnosis of IBS?
A collaborative study between James Cook University and QLD Health in Australia – “The IBS Study” - is currently trialling a free online, self-directed resource developed with the intention of reducing individual’s symptoms of IBS and improve their quality of life. Similar approaches elsewhere have been effective in managing IBS. The resource includes:• Up to date information on IBS, the diagnostic process, the digestive system, why it appears, and how to go about improving your situation – and plenty more.• Skills to engage in more helpful behaviours and thoughts to improve symptom management• Information about the role of mind-body link and stress, and how it is not just “in your head”• Pick and choose subject areas that are most relevant to your situation• Relaxation strategies• Links to other resources• No cost!Inclusion criteria:-have a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of IBS-have seen a GP for support for IBS-not be pregnant at time of study-be over 18 years of ageAn information sheet with all the details of the study is attached to this post.For more information or to register your interest in having access to the IBS Resource email the Principal Investigator on Andrew.Birtles@my.jcu.edu.au.