Experiences of patients with chronic gastrointestinal conditions: in their own words

  title={Experiences of patients with chronic gastrointestinal conditions: in their own words},
  author={Jennifer B McCormick and Rachel R. Hammer and Ruth M. Farrell and Gail Geller and Katherine M. James and Edward Vincent Loftus and Mary Beth Mercer and Jon C. Tilburt and Richard R. Sharp},
  booktitle={Health and quality of life outcomes},
BACKGROUND Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are chronic conditions affecting millions of individuals in the United States. The symptoms are well-documented and can be debilitating. How these chronic gastrointestinal (GI) conditions impact the daily lives of those afflicted is not well documented, especially from a patient's perspective. METHODS Here we describe data from a series of 22 focus groups held at three different academic medical centers with… CONTINUE READING
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