P 1107 What Strategies Do Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome Continue to Use Following a 9-Week Comprehensive Self-Management Program?
Author insight from Jasmine Zia, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
What’s new here and important for clinicians?
- Our 9-week comprehensive self-management (CSM) program resulted in sustainable behavioral changes up to 12 months for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptom management in the majority of our subjects.
- The most popular CSM strategies selected by our subjects for continued IBS symptom management were: 1. specific relaxation strategies such as the quieting response and abdominal breathing; 2. maintaining a balanced diet while still avoiding or limiting trigger foods; and 3. correction of thought distortions such as “should think” and “over-generalization of the negative.”
What do patients need to know?
Comprehensive self-management (CSM) is a multifaceted program. You can decide which strategies to continue using based on how helpful they are in managing your symptoms and how they fit into your daily routine.
Jasmine Zia, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
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