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Effect of Sexual and Physical Abuse on Symptom Experiences in Women With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Nursing Research
  • Margaret Heitkemper, University of Washington - Seattle Campus
  • Monica Jarrett, University of Washington - Seattle Campus
  • Priscilla Taylor
  • Edward Walker, University of Washington - Seattle Campus
  • Karen Landenburger, University of Washington - Tacoma Campus
  • Eleanor F Bond, University of Washington - Seattle Campus
Publication Date
1-1-2001
Document Type
Article
Abstract

Background: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic functional bowel disorder characterized by alterations in bowel patterns and abdominal pain. One factor that is conjectured to contribute to the onset of IBS is sexual and/or physical abuse in childhood or as an adult. This conjecture is supported by the increased prevalence of abuse experiences in persons with IBS when compared to healthy controls or those with organically-defined gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.

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Citation Information
Margaret Heitkemper, Monica Jarrett, Priscilla Taylor, Edward Walker, et al.. "Effect of Sexual and Physical Abuse on Symptom Experiences in Women With Irritable Bowel Syndrome" Nursing Research Vol. 50 Iss. 1 (2001) p. 15 - 23
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/karen_landenburger/2/