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I am currently studying a Masters in Health Psychology and for my thesis I am looking at the characteristics of IBS sufferers and the effect IBS can have on a person’s quality of life, pain severity and stress levels.

I believe IBS is a significantly underappreciated condition by many GP’s and health professionals, needing further research to understand who suffers from it and how this can help with the management and treatment of IBS.

I would therefore greatly appreciate you taking 10-15 minutes of your time to complete my questionnaire, as your response could provide valuable data that could contribute to improved treatment of IBS in the future. If you are 18 years or older then you can complete the questionnaire online using the link below. Please read the participant information sheet before completing the questionnaire.

If you have any more questions about the study please feel free to message me.

Many thanks

Participant information sheet:

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5 Replies

Survey completed


Lialda with folic acid work for me - I feel cured although I will need maintance - I also use pro-biotics and yogart with probiotics. From a living hell I feel normal now.


I started but before I continue the survey. I fail to see the relevance of some of the questions to IBS. It hasn't affected my ability to earn or not earn wealth which seems to be the theme of the last 2 sections


Hi, wow that's an interesting masters topic, if you find out what the tentative link is between i.b.s and wheat allergy let people know what it is. I've been a sufferer for 4/5 years, after getting it sadly after getting the norovirus and a new head teacher where I worked. Does stress cause i.b.s and does c.b.t help it?


Hi, thank you! There does seem to be a close link with ibs and wheat allergy but unfortunately I'm not looking at that in this piece of research but would be interesting to look at in the future. Stress is a known trigger of ibs making symptoms worse but the cause is unknown. There is mixed evidence for cbt but it is likely to help you manage your symptoms better even if it doesn't eradicate them.


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