The following study at the Mind-Body Digestive Center in New York, NY is one of the more recent ones that appears on the IFFGD website. IBS Impact has directly verified with the Mind-Body Digestive Center today that this listing is still valid and accepting participants.
IBS: Attachment style, catastrophizing and negative pain beliefs
This is an international study of IBS patients in ten different sites around the globe. It is directed by the Mind-Body Digestive Center in New York City. Patients are asked to complete a set of four questionnaires at the time of their initial visit, recorded anonymously without any patient identification.
The goal of this study is to see if there are any universal patterns, or any intra-country differences in the way that the psycho-social measures above correlate with the severity of symptoms in IBS patients.
Contact: The Mind-Body Digestive Center, directed by Charles Gerson, M.D. and Mary-Jane Gerson, Ph.D.
Telephone: 212-712-0494, Fax: 212-787-0983
IFFGD’s full current list of open studies for various functional gastrointestinal disorders includes additional IBS studies located in Chapel Hill, NC, Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, Piscataway, NJ and online, the last under the auspices of the European Gastroenterology Foundation. This list includes one on post-infectious IBS and one on IBS and several commonly overlapping conditions. Scroll down to “Irritable Bowel Syndrome” after clicking this link.
A page specifically to list studies was recently added to the IBS Impact main site, and we welcome researchers in any country to contact us with information they would like to have publicized. Please use the contact links on the home page of the main site. Our research and links pages also contain general resources that may be of interest to those with IBS who would like to participate in research studies.