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A gender perspective on irritable bowel syndrome: symptoms, experiences and the development of a person-centred support intervention

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Title: A gender perspective on irritable bowel syndrome: symptoms, experiences and the development of a person-centred support intervention
Authors: Björkman, Ida
Issue Date: 10-Nov-2016
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Inst of Medicine. Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition
Parts of work: I. Björkman, I., Jakobsson Ung, E., Ringström, G., Törnblom, H. & Simrén, M. 2015. More similarities than differences between men and women with irritable bowel syndrome. Neurogastroenterology & Motility 27(6), 796-804.

II. Björkman, I., Dellenborg, L., Ringström, G., Simrén, M. & Jakobsson Ung, E. 2014. The gendered impact of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: a qualitative study of patients’ experiences. Journal of Advanced Nursing 70(6), 1334–1343.

III. Björkman, I., Simrén, M.. Ringström, G. & Jakobsson Ung, E. 2016. Patients’ experiences of health care encounters in severe irritable bowel syndrome: an analysis based on narrative and feminist theory. Journal of Clinical Nursing 25(19-20), 2967-2978.

IV. Björkman, I., Simrén, M., Ringström, G., Myrgren, J. & Jakobsson Ung, E. The role of the nurse in the management of irritable bowel syndrome: development and pilot study of a person-centred support intervention. In manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2016-12-08
Disputation: Torsdagen den 8 december 2016, kl. 13.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: irritable bowel syndrome
person-centred care
Abstract: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder which affects approximately ten percent of the world’s population and which is more prevalent among women than men. The hallmark symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain and disturbed bowel habits and a number of differences, for example in symptom profiles, between men and women with IBS have been reported. Only a smaller number of studies have explored the patients’ perspective on everyday life and health care encounters... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9982-0 (Print)
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