A controlled evaluation of group cognitive therapy in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.

@article{Blanchard2007ACE,
  title={A controlled evaluation of group cognitive therapy in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={E. Blanchard and J. Lackner and K. Sanders and S. Krasner and L. Keefer and A. Payne and G. Gudleski and L. Katz and Dianna Rowell and M. Sykes and E. Kuhn and Rebecca Gusmano and A. M. Carosella and R. Firth and Lisa Dulgar-Tulloch},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={
          633-48
        }
}
We randomized, at two sites, 210 patients with Rome II diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), of at least moderate severity, to one of three conditions: group-based cognitive therapy (CT; n=120), psychoeducational support groups (n=46) as an active control, or intensive symptom and daily stress monitoring (n=44). One hundred eighty-eight participants completed the initial treatment. Those in symptom monitoring were then crossed over to CT. For an intent to treat analysis on a composite GI… Expand
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