Partner burden in irritable bowel syndrome.

@article{Wong2013PartnerBI,
  title={Partner burden in irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={Reuben Kong Min Wong and Douglas A. Drossman and Stephan R. Weinland and Carolyn Blank Morris and Jane L Leserman and Yuming J B Hu and Renuka Kelapure and Shrikant I. Bangdiwala},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={151-5}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Studies have described the burden experienced by caregivers and next of kin to patients with diseases such as cancer. However, the burden of functional gastrointestinal disorders on partners of patients has not been determined. We aimed to quantify the degree of burden to partners of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), to describe the factors that affect the burden perceived, and to identify the areas of relationship that are affected. METHODS We surveyed 152… CONTINUE READING

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