Health related quality of life and symptom classification in patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Graeme D. Smith, Doug T. Steinke, Kay I. Penny, Moira Kinnear, Ian D. Penman

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Previous research has established that health-related quality of life can be adversely affected by irritable bowel syndrome IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome has been classified to subgroups by predominant bowel symptom: constipation, diarrhoea or alternating between the two. Little is presently known about the specific impact of irritable bowel syndrome on health-related quality of life within disease sub-groups across time.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-12
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010


  • disease classification
  • health-related quality of life
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • logistic regression

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