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IBS Patients' Willingness to Take Risks With Medications.
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PMID:  22664841     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objectives:We explored irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients' impulsivity and risk-taking behavior and their willingness to take medication risks.Methods:A validated questionnaire assessed the illness experience of IBS patients. A standard gamble evaluated respondents' willingness to take medication risks.Results:IBS patients with severe symptoms were more willing to take significant medication risks than those with mild or moderate symptoms. Impulsivity scores were not associated with an increased likelihood of taking medication risks. Age, gender, and years of IBS symptoms were not associated with medication risk-taking behavior. IBS patients reported they would accept a median 1% risk of sudden death for a 99% chance of cure for their symptoms using a hypothetical medication.Conclusions:IBS patients are willing to take significant medication risks to cure their symptoms. To counsel patients effectively, physicians must determine and understand IBS patients' risk aversion.
Brian E Lacy; Kelly K Everhart; Kirsten T Weiser; Ryan Delee; Sebastian Strobel; Corey Siegel; Michael D Crowell
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  107     ISSN:  1572-0241     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421030     Medline TA:  Am J Gastroenterol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  804-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA.
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