:: Volume 16, Issue 4 (10-2011) ::
__Armaghane Danesh__ 2011, 16(4): 300-310 Back to browse issues page
The Effectiveness of Cognitive – Behavioral Stress Management on Symptoms of Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A Kamkar *1, M Golzary, NA Farrokhi, SH Aghaee
1- , kamkar.ali @ yums.ac.ir
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Background & Aim: IBS is a gastrointestinal disease with chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits in the absence of any detectable organic cause. This study was done to assess the effectiveness of cognitive - behavioral stress management courses on the symptoms of the disease in patients referring to Yasouj gastrointestinal diseases clinic. Methods: A controlled randomized clinical trial was conducted on 42 patients with irritable bowel syndrome referring to Yasouj gastrointestinal diseases clinic in 2010. The participants were randomly assigned to intervention (21 patients) and control (n=21) groups. After performing a pre-test, using frequency and intensity of intestinal symptoms, the required data were gathered using BSS-FS, quality of life in irritable bowel patients (IBS-QOL-34) and Beck Depression and Anxiety Questionnaires. Conventional treatment along with cognitive-behavioral stress management was conducted within 8 weeks in the intervention group. The control group received only routine treatment regimes. After two months, a post- test was taken with the same measures. Covariance analysis and dependent t-test was conducted to analyze the data. Results: cognitive-behavioral stress management significantly reduced IBS symptoms in patients in the intervention group (p=0.001). Conclusion: This study showed that combination of drug therapy along with psychological interventions can reduce severity and frequency of symptoms in IBD patients and effectively helps them to improve their quality of life. :
Keywords: Irritable bowel syndrome, cognitive - behavioral, psychological symptoms
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/04/27 | Accepted: 2015/04/27 | Published: 2015/04/27

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