New Online Research Study

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 10/22/2006 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
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I've posted here once before about our ongoing research looking at the impact of IBS on people's lives.  We're currently conducting another study looking at attitudes and beliefs others may have toward IBS patients.  The study information is below.  As always, we appreciate your help with our understanding of IBS and hopefully making patient lives better in the future.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at the email address below.  Thank you!  :-) ***********************************************************

The Northwestern Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders is conducting a research study looking at attitudes and opinions about people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  The purpose of this study is to develop a questionnaire that would measure social stigma toward those who are affected by IBS that could be used by health care providers to address this important area of quality of life.  We are seeking volunteers to complete 3 online questionnaires that include questions about demographic information, attitudes others may have had toward you because you have IBS, and how open you are about your condition.
If you would like to participate, please visit this link:
If you have any questions or concerns about this research, please contact the study coordinator at (312) 694-7717 or
about the Northwestern Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders

The Northwestern Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders was created to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients with difficult and often poorly explained digestive symptoms. Our mission is to advance the understanding and treatment of functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders through an integrated approach to patient care, research, training and education. In addition to the evaluation and treatment of functional and digestive motility disorders, we also conduct studies on the physiological and psychosocial mechanisms that often underlie these conditions. Our group has clinical and research interests in quality of life, health outcomes and stigma related to functional and digestive motility disorders as well as novel pharmacologic and behavioral therapies to treat these conditions.

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 12/14/2006 6:55 AM (GMT -6)   

I just wanted to thank everyone who has participated in our study to date. We are up to 50 responses. With your help, we are gathering the feedback we need to better understand this aspect of IBS. We really appreciate your help.

With that, the study is still ongoing. For anyone who may have missed this post before, or who is new to this forum and you would like to participate, please click the link below or in the original post on this thread.

You will see a short description of the study. Under the "To Participate" row, click the hyperlink to start the study.


The Northwestern FGID team
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