Title

Effect of Sexual and Physical Abuse on Symptom Experiences in Women With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Publication Date

Winter 2001

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Background: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic functional bowel disorder characterized by alterations in bowel patterns and abdominal pain. One factor that is conjectured to contribute to the onset of IBS is sexual and/or physical abuse in childhood or as an adult. This conjecture is supported by the increased prevalence of abuse experiences in persons with IBS when compared to healthy controls or those with organically-defined gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.

Publication Title

Nursing Research

Volume

50

Issue

1

First Page

15

Last Page

23

Version

pre-print, post-print with 12 month embargo, no publisher's pdf

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