Pediatric irritable bowel syndrome: perspectives on pain and adolescent social functioning

Donovan, Elizabeth, Martin, Sarah R., Lung, Kirsten, Evans, Subhadra, Seidman, Laura C., Cousineau, Tara M., Cook, Elizabeth and Zeltzer, Lonnie K. 2018, Pediatric irritable bowel syndrome: perspectives on pain and adolescent social functioning, Pain medicine, pp. 1-10, doi: 10.1093/pm/pny056.

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Title Pediatric irritable bowel syndrome: perspectives on pain and adolescent social functioning
Author(s) Donovan, Elizabeth
Martin, Sarah R.
Lung, Kirsten
Evans, SubhadraORCID iD for Evans, Subhadra
Seidman, Laura C.
Cousineau, Tara M.
Cook, Elizabeth
Zeltzer, Lonnie K.
Journal name Pain medicine
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Oxford, Eng.
Publication date 2018-04-05
ISSN 1526-4637
Keyword(s) Pain
Complementary Therapies
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Summary Objective: The goal of the study was to describe the experiences of adolescents with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) from the perspective of adolescents, their parents, and health care providers who treat adolescents who have IBS. Design: The study consisted of semistructured interviews. Setting: Participants were recruited from multidisciplinary pain clinics. Subjects: Thirty-six people participated in the study: 12 adolescents, 12 parents, and 12 health care providers. Results: Two main themes associated with the impact of IBS on adolescents' social functioning emerged from the qualitative interview data: 1) disconnection from peers and 2) strain on family relationships, with subthemes reflecting the perspectives of adolescents, parents, and health care providers. Conclusions: Participants in our study described that adolescents with IBS encounter significant peer- and family-related social stress. Helpful interventions may be those that focus on social support from other adolescents with similar conditions, as well as family-based therapeutic interventions.
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Language eng
DOI 10.1093/pm/pny056
Field of Research 1115 Pharmacology And Pharmaceutical Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2018, American Academy of Pain Medicine
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