Gastrointestinal and psychological mediators of health-related quality of life in IBS and IBD: a structural equation modeling analysis.
|Title||Gastrointestinal and psychological mediators of health-related quality of life in IBS and IBD: a structural equation modeling analysis.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Naliboff, BD, Kim SE, Bolus R, Bernstein CN, Mayer EA, Chang L|
|Journal||The American journal of gastroenterology|
|Date Published||2012 Mar|
|Keywords||Adult, Chi-Square Distribution, Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal, Female, Humans, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Male, Middle Aged, Models, Statistical, Quality of Life, Questionnaires, Severity of Illness Index|
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are chronic gastrointestinal (GI) syndromes in which both GI and psychological symptoms have been shown to negatively impact health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The objective of this study was to use structural equation modeling (SEM) to characterize the interrelationships among HRQOL, GI, and psychological symptoms to improve our understanding of the illness processes in both conditions.
|Alternate Journal||Am. J. Gastroenterol.|