Coping strategies and interpersonal support in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Jones2006CopingSA,
  title={Coping strategies and interpersonal support in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Michael P. Jones and Sarah B Wessinger and Michael D Crowell},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={474-81}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Coping strategies are used to manage conflict and illness and can have adaptive or maladaptive effects on health status. Perceived availability and quality of social support also influences health status. Coping strategies and social support have not been well studied in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). To understand their role better, coping strategies, social support, and psychiatric distress were assessed in patients with IBS and IBD and… CONTINUE READING

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