Here are ways that you can help advance research – from the comfort of your home. Take part in these online, telephone, or postal studies (or find in-person study locations).
Online IBS Survey
November 2014 – The purpose of this online survey is to help patients and physicians form an effective therapeutic relationship.
IFFGD, together with the University of Michigan and the Drossman Center for Education and Practice of Biopsychosocial Care, is seeking people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to participate in the research study.
Who May Participate: If you are over 18 years old, live in the US or Canada, and have seen a gastroenterologist in the last 6 months, you may be eligible to participate.
About the Study: The study involves completing an online questionnaire about the relationships between patients and their doctors. It shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes.
Your participation in this survey will help training physicians provide better care in the future for all patients.
How to Begin the Study: Please visit this link for more information and to begin with some preliminary eligibility questions.
As thanks for your participation, all who complete the study will be entered into a raffle to win one of thirty $100 Visa gift cards. The winning participants will be notified by email after the study has ended.
Contact: If you have any questions about the study, please contact the study coordinator, Lina Nahlawi, Univ of Michigan Health System at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online IBS Intervention
September 2014 – The purpose of this study is to find a complementary treatment to help Irritable Bowel Syndrome patients in need of relief.
Who May Participate:
- Individuals experiencing pain or discomfort associated with their gut
- Cannot be smokers or have an inflammatory bowel disease
- Must be between the ages of 18 – 65 years
About The Study: The length of this study will be three weeks long, with a short online intervention everyday to help individuals deal with their body’s reactions to their environments. Participants will have additional surveys to assess their overall state at the beginning of the study, at the end of the three week intervention, and again at six weeks for a follow-up.
How to Sign Up: http://bit.ly/IBS_study
There will be a $15 Target gift card for first 30 participants upon completion of study.
Study Contact: Jenna N. Ray, Health Psychologist, Univ NC Charlotte
(919) 257 – 7291
A research study of IBS patients and their partners.
August 2014 – IBS patients know that their intimate relationships can have an effect on how they are feeling. However, it is not known whether agreement or disagreement regarding issues such as cause of IBS, beliefs about illness, harmony in relationship may have an effect on IBS symptoms. This is an important question that may affect the way IBS is treated.
Our study requires patients to complete 5 brief questionnaires and partners to complete 3 brief questionnaires. Patients and partners will be contacted separately and results will be strictly confidential with no way of identifying subjects.
If patient and partner are willing to participate, please contact: email@example.com, and links to a secure survey site will be sent individually to both patient and partner, with instructions. From that point on, no identifying information will be stored.
*If you wish to participate, please have patient and partner reply separately and indicate BOTH the name of the name of the patient and the name of the partner (and please clarify who is the patient and who is the partner).
Drs. Charles and Mary-Joan Gerson, The Mind-Body Digestive Center
Understanding Episodes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Online Study
Have you been diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)? If so, you are eligible to help out with a one time online survey that may take up to 20 minutes to complete.
Douglas A. Drossman, M.D. and Stephan Weinland, Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders in Chapel Hill have constructed an online survey in order to compile written reports of IBS episodes and gain a better understanding of the symptoms and experiences people have during an IBS episode. The survey is completely confidential and you will not be asked any identifying information.
To participate in the survey, please click on the following link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=Ci82_2f2xszPLejV0D5_2b8fRw_3d_3d
MORE STUDIES AND TRIALS - IN PERSON
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IFFGD's IBS Unmet Needs Survey
IFFGD wants to understand how IBS affects your daily routine, the ways your life is affected by IBS, and where the needs are for treatments – but we need your help. If you have IBS, participate in this confidential online survey, and help advance our mission to improve lives.
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