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Behavioral Medicine Clinic


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Outcome Study

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The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Outcome Study (IBSOS) is a seven-year, multi-site clinical trial to test the efficacy of a behavioral self-management treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), one of the most common, painful and disabling disorders seen by primary care and gastrointestinal physicians. The study will also assess the active ingredients for treatment gains and their economic costs. The research is funded by an $8.9 million National Institutes of Health grant.

The long-term goal of the project is to develop an effective, self-administered behavioral treatment program that can enhance the quality of patient care, improve clinical outcomes, and decrease the economic and personal costs of one of the most prevalent and intractable GI disorders.

If you or someone you know is suffering from pain that medications or other therapies are not effectively controlling, the Behavioral Medicine Clinic may be able to help. Contact us online or call us at 716-898-4458 to get the help you need.