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Irritable bowel syndrome: assessment and management

08 September 2004

Nursing Standard


In this article the author discusses irritable bowel syndrome – a chronic, debilitating and functional disorder. The management of irritable bowel syndrome is based...

Understanding the role of probiotics in supporting digestive comfort

30 September 2009

Nursing Standard


Many people experience digestive discomfort at some time in their lives. It affects those who are healthy and unhealthy, and in some cases can signal a more serious...

Study of irritable bowel syndrome and co-existing psychological illness

27 March 2014

Nurse Researcher

Qualitative methods

Aim To assess the feasibility of using qualitative methods to explore psychological comorbidities associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Background IBS is a...

Improving outcomes for patients with irritable bowel syndrome in primary care, with specific focus on diet

16 May 2018

Primary Health Care


Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder of gastrointestinal function with symptoms that can include abdominal pain, constipation and/or diarrhoea. Many...

Irritable bowel syndrome: treatment and management

01 October 2009

Primary Health Care


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional disorder of the gut characterised by abdominal pain or discomfort, bloating and a change in bowel habit. IBS is...

Irritable bowel syndrome in adults: symptoms, treatment and management

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Irritable bowel syndrome is a complex functional bowel disorder. It can be difficult to treat because of its presentation with multiple symptoms and aggravating...

Managing irritable bowel syndrome in children

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evidence & practice

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common cause of non-organic recurrent abdominal pain in children. IBS is a clinical diagnosis, which is based on the Rome...

Nursing management of irritable bowel syndrome

29 April 2019

Nursing Standard


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an umbrella term for a common range of symptoms such as abdominal pain, distension (bloating), diarrhoea and constipation. Nurses...

Prevention and management of constipation in adults

08 April 2015

Nursing Standard


Constipation is a common, often chronic, condition that is a health concern for providers of care. The condition can be distressing and although seldom...