The Global Perspective on Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Rome Foundation–World Gastroenterology Organisation Symposium

  title={The Global Perspective on Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Rome Foundation–World Gastroenterology Organisation Symposium},
  author={Ami D. Sperber and Douglas A. Drossman and Eamonn M M Quigley},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
Although irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is common worldwide, there is uncertainty regarding similarities and differences in geographical regions and cultural groups. For example, are Western diagnostic criteria applicable to other groups? The interaction between culture and health can impact quality of care and health outcomes and, in research, cause methodological shortcomings that lead to bias and inappropriate interpretations of research results. Two central questions are: do physicians have… 

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