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:8/12/2015)... Aug. 12, 2015   MedNet Solutions , an ... spectrum of clinical research, is proud to announce that ... comprehensive SaaS-based eClinical technology platform, has led the way ... two quarters of 2015.   Q2 2015 and Q1 ... measured by contract value sold in the company,s 15 ...
(Date:8/12/2015)... JOSE, Calif. , Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... developer of human interface solutions, today announced that ... recently announced Match-in-Sensor solution, have officially been named ... Alliance. As part of the certification, Synaptics, Natural ... FIDO 1.0 Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) standard and ...
(Date:8/10/2015)... LONDON , August 10, 2015 ... visiongain offers comprehensive analysis of the global border ... will generate revenues of $16.4bn in 2015. Now: ... This is an example of the business critical issue you ... to read visiongain ,s objective analysis of how this ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):MedNet Solutions Experiences Explosive Corporate Growth 2Synaptics Announces FIDO Certification of Natural ID Fingerprint Solutions 2Synaptics Announces FIDO Certification of Natural ID Fingerprint Solutions 3Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 2Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 3Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 4Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 5Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 6Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 7Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 8Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 9
... People and giant snakes not only target each other ... according to a study co-authored by a Cornell University researcher. ... modern Filipino hunter-gatherer group have been attacked by giant pythons ... their next meal. The study also finds that both the ...
... The Concord Consortium ( www.concord.org ) has received a ... for digital curricula that model the "textbook of tomorrow." ... but most examples out there still barely scratch the ... work creating better, deeply digital learning experiences for science, ...
... to provide a haven for both protected species and ... have analysed species living on the seabed (benthic species) ... areas require special protection., , "It,s not possible to ... That,s why I,ve done what experienced mushroom pickers do ...
Cached Biology News:The Concord Consortium awarded multi-million dollar Google grant 2Life on Kosterhavet's seabed analyzed 2
(Date:9/2/2015)... 2, 2015 Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT ... president and chief executive officer, will present at the ... 2015 at 10:30 a.m. ET in New ... audio webcast and subsequent replay may be accessed by ... available shortly after conclusion of the presentation and archived ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Advancing in medical imaging processing technology has ... in ICU to 3D skull printing analysis for Neurosurgery, ONYX ZEUS all-in-one surgical ... simultaneous access to high precision medical images and electronic health records. , ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... Genedata, ... research, today unveiled Genedata Screener ® version 13.0 at ELRIG Drug Discovery ... to market a rich set of new capabilities. Screener now supports High Throughput ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... 2015  ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRV ), ... of targeted antiviral therapies, announced today that it will ... Annual Global Investment Conference sponsored by H.C. Wainwright ... The St. Regis Hotel in New York, ... , Chief Executive Officer, will provide an overview of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Veracyte to Present at Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference 2Surgical Workstation Powered by 6th Gen. Intel® Core™ Skylake Processors 2Surgical Workstation Powered by 6th Gen. Intel® Core™ Skylake Processors 3New Genedata Screener 13.0 with Support for High Throughput Flow Cytometry and DMPK Unveiled at ELRIG 2New Genedata Screener 13.0 with Support for High Throughput Flow Cytometry and DMPK Unveiled at ELRIG 3New Genedata Screener 13.0 with Support for High Throughput Flow Cytometry and DMPK Unveiled at ELRIG 4ContraVir to Present at Rodman & Renshaw 17th Annual Global Investment Conference 2
... A group of business and technology leaders is asking ... pledged state funds for the Biomedical Technology Alliance ... researchers and private industry in southeastern Wisconsin. , ,The ... a margin of 15-1, and endorsed by the Doyle ...
... - ProHealth Care , a not-for-profit network ... application delivery system from NetScaler, Inc. , for ... to better coordinate application usage and response time across ... regional hospitals, 13 primary care clinics, home health care ...
... - Catalyst International, Inc., has appointed ... with more than 30 years of experience in the ... Data, where he last served as president of its ... America, Europe, Asia, India, Mexico and the Middle East. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Budget axe could cut SE Wisconsin tech alliance funding 2Budget axe could cut SE Wisconsin tech alliance funding 3
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant TPR. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = TPR...
... be used to test the crossreactivity of ... that are commonly used as blocking reagents ... for 19 different protein preparations on a ... and species specificity, QC of purified antibodies, ...
... Each kit contains sufficient materials for 1,464 array sample ... Membrane: 4 each , Blocker BSA in PBS ... mg , BupH Phosphate Buffered Saline: 8 packs ... , SuperSignal West Pico Luminol Enhancer: 2 x 25 ...
... Each kit contains sufficient materials for 1,464 array sample ... 4 each , Blocker BSA in ... Anti-Mouse Antibody, HRP-conjugated: 10 g , ... , 10% Tween-20: 2 x 10 ml ampules ...
Biology Products: