Beliefs about emotions mediate the relationship between emotional suppression and quality of life in irritable bowel syndrome

@article{Bowers2016BeliefsAE,
  title={Beliefs about emotions mediate the relationship between emotional suppression and quality of life in irritable bowel syndrome},
  author={Hannah M Bowers and Abigail L. Wroe},
  journal={Journal of Mental Health},
  year={2016},
  volume={25},
  pages={154 - 158}
}
  • H. Bowers, A. Wroe
  • Published 3 March 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Mental Health
Abstract Background: Cross-sectional and experimental research has demonstrated an association between emotional suppression and IBS. However, the relationship is not well understood. Aim: To examine the relationships between emotional suppression, we compare the measures of beliefs about emotions and quality of life in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with healthy controls. Method: Online questionnaires measured beliefs about emotions, emotional suppression and IBS-related quality of life in… 
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