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Irritable bowel syndrome: assessment and management.

Abstract

In this article the author discusses irritable bowel syndrome--a chronic, debilitating and functional disorder. The management of irritable bowel syndrome is based on treating the symptoms, rather than cure. Nurses in both hospital and community settings are in a good position to provide support, information and continuity of care for patients with this condition.

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    Ulster Hospital, Northern Ireland. wilma.boydcarson@ucht.n-i.nhs.uk

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    MeSH

    Antidepressive Agents
    Antidiarrheals
    Chronic Disease
    Dietary Fiber
    Feces
    Humans
    Incidence
    Information Services
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Nurse's Role
    Nursing Assessment
    Parasympatholytics
    Patient Education as Topic
    Prevalence
    Risk Factors
    Social Support
    Treatment Outcome

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    15473209

    Citation

    Boyd-Carson, Wilma. "Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Assessment and Management." Nursing Standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), vol. 18, no. 52, 2004, pp. 47-52; quiz 54-5.
    Boyd-Carson W. Irritable bowel syndrome: assessment and management. Nurs Stand. 2004;18(52):47-52; quiz 54-5.
    Boyd-Carson, W. (2004). Irritable bowel syndrome: assessment and management. Nursing Standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 18(52), pp. 47-52; quiz 54-5.
    Boyd-Carson W. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Assessment and Management. Nurs Stand. 2004;18(52):47-52; quiz 54-5. PubMed PMID: 15473209.
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