Association between early adverse life events and irritable bowel syndrome.

TitleAssociation between early adverse life events and irritable bowel syndrome.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBradford, K, Shih W, Videlock EJ, Presson AP, Naliboff BD, Mayer EA, Chang L
JournalClinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association
Volume10
Issue4
Pagination385-90.e1-3
Date Published2012 Apr
ISSN1542-7714
KeywordsAdolescent, Child, Child Abuse, Child, Preschool, Female, Humans, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Male, Questionnaires, Sex Factors
Abstract

Although childhood and adult abuse are more prevalent among patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) than healthy individuals (controls), other types of early adverse life events (EALs) have not been well characterized. We investigated whether different types of EALs, before age 18 years, are more prevalent among patients with IBS, and the effects of sex and nongastrointestinal symptoms on the relationship between EALs and IBS.

DOI10.1038/ajg.2011.377
Alternate JournalClin. Gastroenterol. Hepatol.