Bowel trouble? NUIG wants to research you...
PSYCHOLOGY researchers have appealed for women who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome and other inflammatory bowel conditions to come forward.
Researchers at the School of Psychology at NUI Galway need 1,000 women to take part in an online study that will examine the impact of stress on bowel problems.
Symptoms of both IBS and inflammatory bowel disease include nausea, diarrhoea, an urgent need to go to the bathroom, and pain. The symptoms can have a significant effect on quality of life and can be influenced by a number of stress-related variables. In Ireland, about 15% to 20% of the population suffer from IBS.
Participants will be asked questions related to physical symptoms they experience, and how IBS and inflammatory bowel disease affects their overall quality of life. Anyone wishing to take part can contact the department at NUI Galway.