Symptom severity, mood linked with patient satisfaction in IBS

Factors like reduced disease severity and lower depression scores were associated with better satisfaction scores among patients with irritable bowel syndrome, according to study results.“In chronic illnesses, such as pain and diabetes, higher patient satisfaction has been associated with improved clinical outcomes,” Sarah Ballou, PhD, of the division of gastroenterology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and colleagues wrote. “Given its importance, there is a need to understand the factors associated with patient satisfaction, especially in chronic and difficult toRead More

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