Physicians' attitudes and practices in the evaluation and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.

@article{Lacy2006PhysiciansAA,
  title={Physicians' attitudes and practices in the evaluation and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={Brian E Lacy and Justin Rosemore and Douglas Robertson and David A Corbin and Mar{\'i}a Grau and Michael D Crowell},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={41 8},
  pages={892-902}
}
OBJECTIVE Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder characterized by abdominal discomfort and disordered bowel habits. Despite the high prevalence of IBS, little is known about how physicians perceive this condition. The aims of our study were to measure physicians' understanding of IBS, to assess their attitudes towards patients with IBS, and to determine whether there are differences in the way Internal Medicine physicians (IM), Family Practice physicians (FP), and Gastroenterology… CONTINUE READING