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Fatigue and disease-related worries among inflammatory bowel disease patients in remission; is it a reflection of coexisting IBS-like symptoms? A short report.
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PMID:  23148817     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) like symptoms and fatigue are frequently reported in quiescent inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We hypothesized that coexisting IBS-like symptoms might be associated with increased levels of fatigue and disease-related worries. METHODS: A total of 140 IBD outpatients were assessed. Cut-off for remission was <4 and <3 on the disease activity indices SCDAI and SCCAI. In addition patients on current steroid treatment were excluded. A diagnosis of IBS was based on the Rome criteria. Fatigue was measured with the Fatigue Questionnaire (FQ), disease related worries with the Rating Form of IBD Patient Concerns (RFIPC). RESULTS: Eighty-nine patients fulfilled the criteria for remission. Of these 89 patients, 21 and 30 were IBS positive according to the Rome II and III criteria, respectively. FQ scores were significantly elevated in IBS positive UC patients. Clinical significant differences were also found in relation to RFIPC scores. CONCLUSION: Coexisting IBS-like symptoms among IBD patients in remission are associated with an increased level of fatigue and disease-related worries.
Lars-Petter Jelsness-Jørgensen; Tomm Bernklev; Bjørn Moum
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of psychosomatic research     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1879-1360     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychosom Res     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0376333     Medline TA:  J Psychosom Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  469-472     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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