Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Patients With IBS (EFI)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2008 by Rabin Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
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First received: November 10, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2008
History: No changes posted

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects approximately 10-15% of the adult population. This condition is characterized by abdominal pain, altered bowel habit, abdominal bloating and reduced quality of life. Options for treating IBS include pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Available data on the effectiveness of CBT in IBS patients in Israel are scarce.

The aim of the present study is to assess effectiveness of CBT as compared with standard therapy for IBS patients in Israel The course of CBT consisted of up to six 40 min sessions, and included education about IBS and techniques to reduce focusing on symptoms and to manage stress.Standard therapy includs life style modifications.

The primary outcome measure was the score on a symptom-severity scale specific to IBS.

Condition Intervention
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Abdominal Pain
Behavioral: Diet modifications
Behavioral: Cognitive behavioral therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) as Compared With Standard Therapy for Patients With IBS and Other Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

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Further study details as provided by Rabin Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Symptom score [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of life assessment [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: December 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Diet modifications
Diet consultation and life style modifications for 6 sessions
Behavioral: Diet modifications
Diet consultation
Other Name: Diet
Active Comparator: Cognitive therapy
6 sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy
Behavioral: Cognitive behavioral therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Other Name: CBT

Detailed Description:
Symptomatic treatment of patients would not be modified

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18-75
  • IBS

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Malignancy
  • Known psychiatric disorders
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00788658

Contact: Ram Dickman, MD +97239377377 ext 7236

Sponsors and Collaborators
Rabin Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Ram Dickman, MD RMC
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Dr. Ram Dickman, Rabin Medical Center Identifier: NCT00788658     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RMC 5139 
Study First Received: November 10, 2008
Last Updated: November 10, 2008
Health Authority: Israel: The Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research and Health Services Research

Keywords provided by Rabin Medical Center:
Obstructed constipation
Quality of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Abdominal Pain
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Colonic Diseases
Colonic Diseases, Functional
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive processed this record on February 07, 2016