Doctor-patient interaction for irritable bowel syndrome in primary care: a systematic perspective.

@article{Dhaliwal2004DoctorpatientIF,
  title={Doctor-patient interaction for irritable bowel syndrome in primary care: a systematic perspective.},
  author={Surinder K Dhaliwal and Richard H. Hunt},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={16 11},
  pages={1161-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is defined by specific validated symptom criteria and encompasses several different underlying pathophysiological mechanisms that express a common set of symptoms. However, IBS is poorly understood by patients. We aimed to explore how a diagnosis of IBS affects the interaction between patients and their physicians. METHODS A comprehensive literature search for studies in the English language addressing this issue was conducted using Medline… CONTINUE READING
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