Journal article

Defining Optimal Care for Functional Gut Disorders - Multi-Disciplinary Versus Standard Care: A Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol

Chamara Basnayake, Michael A Kamm, Michael Salzberg, Angela Khera, Danny Liew, Kathryn Burrell, Amy Wilson-O'Brien, Annalise Stanle, Nicholas J Talley, Alexander J Thompson

CONTEMPORARY CLINICAL TRIALS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are the commonest reason for gastroenterological consultation, with patients usually seen by a specialist working in isolation. There is a wealth of evidence testifying to the benefit provided by dieticians, behavioral therapists, hypnotherapists and psychotherapists in treating these conditions, yet they rarely form a part of the therapeutic team, and these treatment modalities are rarely offered as part of the therapeutic management. There has been little examination of different models of care for FGIDs. We hypothesize that multi-disciplinary integrated care is superior to standard specialist-based care in the treatment of function..

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