Effectiveness of Internet Delivered Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
The study will recruit 80 out-patients diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome from a gastroenterological clinic. The recruitment will be consecutive with all patients receiving the diagnosis being offered to participate. After recruitment and 3 week baseline measure of IBS symptoms they will be randomised to either 10 weeks of internet delivered CBT or waiting list. After treatment IBS-symptoms are measured again to assess treatment effectiveness. All patients on waiting list are offered the same treatment as patients randomised to treatment.
All patients are assessed 12 months after completion of treatment.
Patients in treatment condition are hypothesized to experience significant reduction IBS symptoms and quality of life compared to patients on waiting list.
|Irritable Bowel Syndrome||Behavioral: Internet delivered cognitive behavior therapy|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Study of the Effectiveness of Internet Delivered Cognitive Behavior Therapy in a Sample of Consecutively Recruited Patients Diagnosed With Irritable Bowel Syndrome|
- The Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale - IBS Version (GSRS-IBS) [ Time Frame: Before treatment ]
- The Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale - IBS Version (GSRS-IBS) [ Time Frame: After treatment ]
- The Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale - IBS Version (GSRS-IBS) [ Time Frame: 12 months after treatment ]
|Study Start Date:||November 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Internet CBT
10 weeks of internet delivered cognitive behaviour therapy
Behavioral: Internet delivered cognitive behavior therapy
10 weeks of internet delivered cognitive behavior therapy targeted at reducing experience of IBS symptoms and improving quality of life. Patients are offered guidance via email by a therapist.
Other Name: CBT
No Intervention: Waiting list
Waiting list which is offered treatment after completion of post intervention assessments
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00844961
|Internetpsykatrienheten, M57, Psykiatri sydväst|
|Stockholm, Sweden, 181 86|
|Principal Investigator:||Nils Lindefors, PhD||Karolinska Institutet|