In a recent published systematic review by our founder and psychologist Heidi Glynn and colleagues (Glynn et al., 2020, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33433790/), it was identified that:
- The pooled prevalence of PTSD in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) cohorts was 31% and in functional gut conditions (e.g., Irritable bowel syndrome) was 48%.
- PTSD could be related to the diagnosis and management of IBD itself or associated with an external event.
- Given the prevalence of PTSD in individuals suffering from gastrointestinal conditions, it is important that these symptoms are assessed and managed in treatment to reduce their impact on patient outcomes.
- To date, no study has investigated the role of trauma symptoms and its impact on patient outcomes (e.g. psychological distress, quality of life) involving an IBD cohort.
As such, we are currently recruiting participants for a study exploring trauma and psychosocial processes and the impact on quality of life in an IBD cohort.
Glynn H, Möller SP, Wilding H, Apputhurai P, Moore G, Knowles SR (2020). Prevalence and Impact of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Gastrointestinal Conditions: A Systematic Review. Dig Dis Sci. 2021 Jan 12. doi: 10.1007/s10620-020-06798-y. Epub ahead of print.
Thank you for your interest in participating in research related to gastrointestinal issues. Below is the link to a study currently being conducted by Heidi Glynn as part of her PhD. Please click the link below the study title to participate:
“Exploring trauma and psychosocial processes and the impact on Quality of Life (QoL) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)”
Help us by taking part in this study that aims to explore the relationship between trauma symptoms and gastrointestinal symptoms.
Click HERE to participate.