Category Archives: Research

Online Study: Gastrointestinal Unhelpful Thinking Scale (GUTS) Development Study, Swinburne University, Australia, May 2019

The following study currently seeking men and women at least 18 years old in any country with chronic gastrointestinal conditions is a followup to online studies posted here on August 12, 2017  and June 9, 2018. The 2017 and 2018 studies are now closed to new volunteers. The current study has received institutional ethical approval. …

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11 Years and 12 IBS Awareness Months: More Forward Momentum for the IBS Community 2018-2019

by Nina Pan, IBS Impact founder and primary blogger for IBS Impact. Six years ago, on April 24, 2013, I wrote a post for IBS Awareness Month that began with some reflections on my personal experiences with IBS, as well as my motivations for IBS Impact. At that time, I had been living with IBS for …

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April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month 2019

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month. IBS affects, depending on the source, at least 25 million and perhaps up to 58 million women, men and children in the United States and anywhere from 9-23% of the population in different countries on every continent of the world.  In the U.S, this prevalence exceeds that of diabetes, chronic …

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Digestive Disease Week 2019 Offering Travel Grants to Advocates with GI Disorders: Deadline is March 8, 2019

Digestive Disease Week (DDW) is a major international professional conference for clinicians, researchers, educators, trainees, and students in gastroenterology, hepatology, gastrointestinal surgery, endoscopy, and other related digestive disease sub-fields. It is traditionally held annually in May or June. DDW 2019 is scheduled for Saturday, May 18-Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in San Diego, California, USA. For …

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Free “Talking Gut” Podcasts Discuss IBS and Other GI Disorders

Some years ago,Dr, Jim Kantidakis, a psychologist and clinical hypnotherapist and founder of The Gut Centre in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, a gastrointestinal health psychology center treating adults, adolescents and children with IBS, IBD, or other gastrointestinal disorders, began producing a collection of podcasts titled “Talking Gut.” As of August 2018, they have been available …

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Veterans with IBS and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders 2018

Today, November 11, is Veterans Day in the U.S. This year, as the date falls on a Sunday, it will be observed on Monday, November 12 as a federal holiday. It is also the traditional day on which many entities highlight veterans’ issues. U.S. veterans and current military service members who have been deployed in …

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Online Study: “Understanding IBS Patient Self-Management Strategies and their Relation to Outcomes”, Icahn-Mount Sinai, September 2018

The following study is currently seeking adults 18-65 years old who are fluent in English and have a diagnosis of IBS. The primary investigator is Laurie Keefer, PhD of Icahn Mount Sinai Medical School in New York, in cooperation with the Center for Psychosocial Research in GI at Northwestern University in Chicago. IBS Impact received …

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Representative Perlmutter of Colorado Co-Sponsors HR 1187 for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, Representative Ed Perlmutter (D-CO-7) signed on in early July 2018 as a co-sponsor of the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017. Representative Perlmutter is serving his sixth term as a member of the House of Representatives. He represents Colorado’s 7th district …

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Representative Connolly of Virginia Co-Sponsors HR 1187 for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov,  Representative Gerald (Gerry) Connolly (D-VA-11) signed on in early June 2018 as a co-sponsor of the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017. Representative Connolly is serving his fifth term as a member of the House of Representatives. He represents Virginia’s 11th …

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Online Study: Cognitive Mediators of Bowel Discomfort Validation Study, Swinburne University, Australia, June 2018

The following study currently seeking men and women at least 18 years old in any country with chronic gastrointestinal conditions is a followup to an online study posted here on August 12, 2017.  The 2017 study is now closed to new volunteers. The current study has received institutional ethical approval. All information available to IBS …

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