Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Patients With IBS (EFI)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00788658|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 11, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 13, 2016
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 or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Irritable Bowel Syndrome Constipation Abdominal Pain Depression||Behavioral: Diet modifications Behavioral: Cognitive behavioral therapy||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) as Compared With Standard Therapy for Patients With IBS and Other Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders|
|Study Start Date :||December 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2010|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2010|
Placebo Comparator: Diet modifications
Diet consultation and life style modifications for 6 sessions
Behavioral: Diet modifications
Other Name: Diet
Active Comparator: Cognitive therapy
6 sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy
Behavioral: Cognitive behavioral therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Other Name: CBT
- Symptom score [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
- Quality of life assessment [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00788658
|Principal Investigator:||Ram Dickman, MD||RMC|