Online Clinical Trial: Self-Help Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for IBS

UPDATE July 2012: The specific study mentioned below is now closed. However please see the last paragraph of this post for additional resources on clinical trials and follow this blog, the IBS Impact main website and social media for new studies as we learn of them.

The following study is posted with the cooperation of and at the request of the University of Pennsylvania research team given below. Please contact them directly if you are interested in participating or have any questions.

If you have a current diagnosis of IBS, are 18 years of age or older, are not pregnant and are not currently diagnosed with any other gastro-intestinal disorder (e.g. Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis or gastro-esophageal reflux disease) you are eligible to participate in a University of Pennsylvania research study about the effectiveness of a self-help workbook for IBS. There is no cost for participation and no travel is necessary.

If you would be interested in enrolling in this treatment study, please go to this weblink to read the consent form and complete an initial set of questionnaires:

 If you have additional questions, please e-mail the study coordinator Elisabeth Ertel at, or contact the study PI, Dr. Melissa G. Hunt by phone: 215-898-6478  or e-mail:

Previous posts on open clinical trials for IBS can be found by clicking the clinical trials category in the blog archives in upper right sidebar of this blog. We also have a page for IBS studies on the main IBS Impact site.The research and links pages and the July 26, 2011 post provide additional general resources.

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