Randomized Controlled Trial of Cognitive–Behavioral Group Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome in a Medical Setting

@article{Tkachuk2004RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized Controlled Trial of Cognitive–Behavioral Group Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome in a Medical Setting},
  author={Gregg A. Tkachuk and Lesley Graff and Garry L. Martin and Charles N Bernstein},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings},
  year={2004},
  volume={10},
  pages={57-69}
}
Standard medical treatments have not been effective for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients. Though individualized cognitive–behavior therapy is an empirically supported treatment option, cognitive–behavioral group therapy (CBGT) has yet to be established as an effective alternative in a randomized controlled trial. This study compared the efficacy of a 10-session CBGT with a home-based symptom monitoring with weekly telephone contact (SMTC) treatment for IBS, extending previous quasi… CONTINUE READING