Health-Related Quality of Life and Cost Impact of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in a UK Primary Care Setting

Objectives: To identify the impact of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) on health-related quality of life (HR-QOL), time off work and the utilisation and cost of health services. Design: A case-control study was undertaken matching patients with IBS and controls. Quality-of-life information was collected using the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short Form (SF… (More)