Bowel trou­ble? NUIG wants to re­search you...

Irish Daily Mail - - News -

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.

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