|Title:||Hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome in Saudi Arabian patients|
|Authors:||Al Sughayir, M.A.|
|Abstract:||This study investigated whether hypnotherapy provides a significant therapeutic effect in Saudi Arabian patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Patients [n = 26] were consecutively recruited at a psychiatry outpatient clinic after diagnosis by a gastroenterologist and a medical evaluation for irritable bowel syndrome. Each patient had 12 sessions of hypnotherapy over a period of 12 weeks [1 session per week]. Patients completed a scale measuring symptom severity before and 3 months after the trial. Hypnotherapy significantly enhanced a feeling of better quality of life more in male than in female patients, and bowel habit dissatisfaction was reduced more in female than in male patients|
Quality of Life
|Subject:||Irritable Bowel Syndrome|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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