Comprehensive Self-Management for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Randomized Trial of In-Person vs. Combined In-Person and Telephone Sessions

@article{Jarrett2009ComprehensiveSF,
  title={Comprehensive Self-Management for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Randomized Trial of In-Person vs. Combined In-Person and Telephone Sessions},
  author={Monica E. Jarrett and Kevin C. Cain and Robert L. Burr and Vicky L. Hertig and Sheldon N. Rosen and Margaret McLean Heitkemper},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={104},
  pages={3004-3014}
}
OBJECTIVES:Psychological and behavioral therapies are being increasingly used for symptom management in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The aims of this study were to compare two delivery modes for a comprehensive self-management (CSM) intervention, primarily by telephone vs. entirely in person, and to compare each with usual care (UC).METHODS:Adults with IBS were recruited through community advertisement. Subjects (N=188) were randomly assigned to three groups: one in which all… CONTINUE READING
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