Mental Strain and Chronic Stress among University Students with Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

@inproceedings{Gulewitsch2013MentalSA,
  title={Mental Strain and Chronic Stress among University Students with Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome},
  author={Marco Daniel Gulewitsch and Paul Enck and Juliane Schwille-Kiuntke and Katja Weimer and Angelika Anita Schlarb},
  booktitle={Gastroenterology research and practice},
  year={2013}
}
Aim. To investigate the degree of mental strain and chronic stress in a German community sample of students with IBS-like symptoms. Methods and Materials. Following an internet-based survey about stress, this study recruited 176 German university students (23.45 ± 2.48 years; 48.3% males) with IBS-like symptoms according to Rome III and 181 students without IBS (23.55 ± 2.82 years; 50.3% males) and compared them regarding current mental strain (SCL-90-R) and the extend of chronic stress. Beyond… CONTINUE READING

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