Noreen Stuckless

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OBJECTIVE The importance of psychosocial factors in patients with Functional Bowel Disorders (FBD) has been well-established. However, most psychosocial measures used in research with FBD patients were not designed or validated on this population. A recent international team report recommended that psychosocial measures be developed to increase our(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the presence of emotional abuse and two psychosocial constructs (self-blame and self-silencing) in a sample of women diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) relative to a comparison sample of women diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS Women diagnosed with IBS (N = 25) were(More)
UNLABELLED Genetic testing for BRCA1/2 has psychosocial impacts including those related to views of personal health, sense of self and identity and body image. The centrality of a person's self-concept in maintaining physical and psychosocial well-being has been well recognized; however, to date research exploring altered self-concept related to carrier(More)
This article is divided into two parts, the first of which focuses on a general overview of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and provides a rationale for the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for IBS based on both theoretical and research perspectives. This section includes a critical review of CBT therapies for IBS and provides a model of CBT for(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence suggests that there are significant psychological and behavioural sequelae associated with having a family history of breast cancer (BC) which can interfere with comprehension of risk estimates. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to develop, standardize and do preliminary testing of a group intervention designed to address the(More)
The relationship between characteristics of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and eating disorders (ED) was investigated in a clinical sample of 43 female and 17 male IBS patients who completed the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI). A diagnosis of IBS was generally unrelated to the Body Dissatisfaction, Perfectionism, and Ineffectiveness subscales of the EDI,(More)
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