Navigation Links
New psychological intervention program shows promise in helping those with bowel diseases
Date:6/9/2010

Athens, Ga. Disease is a private matter to many of us. For many reasons, we want to keep it to ourselves, and no cluster of disorders challenges patients' need for privacy more than inflammatory bowel disease.

Teenagers with IBD, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, often have serious trouble coping with the disorders. But a new cognitive-behavioral, skills-based treatment intervention program developed and tested by psychologists at the University of Georgia shows promise of reducing physical symptoms and increasing adaptive coping strategies. It could help bring some relief to the hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. alone who often suffer in silence.

The latest study on the effectiveness of the coping skills intervention involved 24 female teenagers age 11-17a population that especially struggles with the intimate and sometimes embarrassing nature of IBD.

"We saw significant improvements in these adolescents' physical symptoms and coping strategies following treatment," said Ronald Blount, professor of clinical psychology at UGA and an author of the study. "Parents, who were also involved in the study, reported reductions in catastrophic thoughts related to their daughters' pain and improved behavioral reactions related to their daughters' physical symptoms. We aimed to teach parents to become coaches for their daughters to help them better manage their symptoms."

The research was just published online in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Co-authors were Megan McCormick and Bonney Reed-Knight, both psychology doctoral students at UGA, and Drs. Jeffrey Lewis and Benjamin Gold of the Children's Center for Digestive Health Care in Atlanta. The department of psychology at UGA is part of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

IBD is unpredictable and can cause severe suffering for those diagnosed with the disease. With symptoms such as abdominal pain, frequent diarrhea, delayed
'/>"/>

Contact: Ronald Blount
rblount@uga.edu
706-542-1173
University of Georgia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Eczema in early childhood and psychological problems
2. Study looks at psychological impact of gene test for breast cancer
3. Community interventions and in-home visits may slow excess weight gain in American Indian children
4. Investigational immune intervention slows brain shrinkage in Alzheimers patients
5. Society of Interventional Radiology, Custom Computer Specialists announce HI-IQ licensing agreement
6. Society of Interventional Radiology Press offers new edition of patient care resource
7. Society of Interventional Radiology hosts 35th Annual Scientific Meeting
8. Society of Interventional Radiology highlights medical advances, new discoveries
9. Press registration open for Society of Interventional Radiology’s 35th Annual Scientific Meeting
10. Society of Interventional Radiology supports treatment for spine fractures: Patient selection key
11. Society of Interventional Radiology hosts oncology therapies Webinar, offers resources
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/10/2014)... , Dec. 08, 2014 Research and ... the addition of the "Biometrics Market in ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... projects such as rural banking and upgradation of ... trends witnessed in the market. Besides the aforementioned ...
(Date:12/4/2014)... 3, 2014  Crossmatch™, a leading provider of ... DigitalPersona ® Pro Enterprise software and U.are.U ... throughout First Bank branch locations in ... and Virginia. First Bank, a progressive community ... North Carolina , selected the Crossmatch biometrics-based ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... -- Earlier this year Donald Spector , Chairman of ... the most prolific inventors in the world, got a ... to third party agencies. Spector envisioned this technology even ... earliest known patents in this area. Now major technology ... care, elder care and hospital applications. This technology has ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Biometrics Market in Japan 2014-2018: Key Vendors are DDS, Fujitsu, Hitachi and NEC 2First Bank Partners with Crossmatch to Increase Log In Security 2First Bank Partners with Crossmatch to Increase Log In Security 3Patented Biosensor Wearable Technology Provides a More Civilized Method of Quarantine 2Patented Biosensor Wearable Technology Provides a More Civilized Method of Quarantine 3Patented Biosensor Wearable Technology Provides a More Civilized Method of Quarantine 4
... under the bed, they also occupy the nests of ... Bees and their young are healthier when mites live-in, ... Panama and the University of Texas at Austin. Mutually ... fish that eat parasites on larger fish, but this ...
... just one and a half servings of tart cherries could ... University of Michigan research reported at the 2009 Experimental Biology ... adults who ate a cup and a half of frozen ... the natural antioxidants that give cherries their red color. ...
... researchers at Louisiana State University had found that estrogen ... for the first time to THC, the primary ingredient in ... tests of learning and memory. A new study, ... finds that when rats are first exposed to THC during ...
Cached Biology News:New human study reinforces antioxidant benefits of tart cherries 2Lab study shows THC exposure as adolescents linked to negative effects of THC as adults 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 18, 2014 ... software, announced the appointment of Siri Bryant as the ... the new Director of Core Implementations. These two new ... provide outstanding customer service by ensuring that iLab continues ... , “In the last four years, iLab has been ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... The empty capsules market is experiencing growth ... technological innovations in the empty capsules market. The ... growth of the empty capsules market. , Get ... of Report , The report will enrich both ... to gauge the pulse of the market which ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014  Decision Resources Group finds ... biomaterial market will grow moderately through 2023 as the ... growing awareness of dental biomaterials all spur procedure volumes. ... as China and ... dental procedures within reach for a larger proportion of ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 18, 2014   ISN has released its ... Indicators publication series. With data aggregated from ... in 2013 within its online contractor management platform, ISNetworld, ... performance indicator (KPI) statistics. The ... publication is available in two industry specific volumes: ...
Breaking Biology Technology:iLab Solutions Announces Two New Leadership Positions to Meet the Needs of Its Growing Customer Base 2Empty Capsules Market Hit to Reach $1,820 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Empty Capsules Market Hit to Reach $1,820 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Empty Capsules Market Hit to Reach $1,820 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Asia Pacific Dental Biomaterial Market Will Grow Strongly Through 2023 2Asia Pacific Dental Biomaterial Market Will Grow Strongly Through 2023 3ISN Releases Third Edition of US Contractor Health & Safety Performance Indicators Publication Series 2ISN Releases Third Edition of US Contractor Health & Safety Performance Indicators Publication Series 3
... based on NVIDIA Tesla GPU Computing technology and integrates dual Intel ... and cooling in a wall-pluggable unit. , ... San ... the new flagship of its personal supercomputing and technical workstation line, ...
... all port wine stain birthmarks occur on the face. As such, ... fades these reddish-purple skin lesions that can have a huge impact on ... the combined use of pulsed dye laser (PDL) therapy and topical Imiquimod ... ...
... HC-1™ System to Boost Performance of Bioinformatics Application. Part ... ... Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 17, 2008 -- Convey ... the world,s first hybrid-core computer, the Convey HC-1, to the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Penguin Computing Announces Niveus HTX Personal Supercomputer 2Pilot Study Finds Adding Topical Imiquimod To Laser Therapy Improves The Response Of Port Wine Stain Birthmarks 2Pilot Study Finds Adding Topical Imiquimod To Laser Therapy Improves The Response Of Port Wine Stain Birthmarks 3Pilot Study Finds Adding Topical Imiquimod To Laser Therapy Improves The Response Of Port Wine Stain Birthmarks 4Convey Computer™ Corporation Announces First Customer: University of California, San Diego at SC08 Conference 2Convey Computer™ Corporation Announces First Customer: University of California, San Diego at SC08 Conference 3Convey Computer™ Corporation Announces First Customer: University of California, San Diego at SC08 Conference 4Convey Computer™ Corporation Announces First Customer: University of California, San Diego at SC08 Conference 5
DEAD (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp) box polypeptide 5...
...
RayBio L Series 507: RayBio Label-based Antibody Array I (1 glass slide with 2 subarrays) Class: Antibody Array Products Product Group: Antibody Array...
Rat CXCL7/Thymus Chemokine-1 DuoSet Economy Pack, 45 Plate...
Biology Products: