Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Review Article Volume 5 Issue 7

Insight into Improved IBS Clinical Outcomes Using a Combination of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods to Better Understand Visceral Hypersensitivity and Treatments Addressing it

Jennifer J Gantzer*

Department of Clinical Sciences, National University of Health Sciences, USA

*Corresponding Author: Jennifer J Gantzer, Department of Clinical Sciences, National University of Health Sciences, USA.

Received: March 22, 2022; Published: June 24, 2022


IBS is a functional gut disorder with abdominal pain and discomfort, bloating, urgency, irregular bowel habits, and increased sensation to bowel contents, the latter called visceral hypersensitivity. IBS treatments are historically unrewarding and unsuccessful for both the patients and providers. Quantitative research has provided a better understanding of the pathological etiology of visceral hypersensitivity and its role in abdominal pain. Qualitative research highlights the emotional struggles of patients coping with IBS and the impact on their life and daily routines. This article spotlights using a combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods to better understand visceral hypersensitivity and treatments addressing it for improved clinical outcomes.

Keywords: IBS; Visceral Hypersensitivity; NGF; CRF; Stress; Cognitive Therapy


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Citation: Jennifer J Gantzer. “Insight into Improved IBS Clinical Outcomes Using a Combination of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods to Better Understand Visceral Hypersensitivity and Treatments Addressing it". Acta Scientific Neurology 5.7 (2022): 23-29.


Copyright: © 2022 Jennifer J Gantzer. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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