RESOURCES

The resources here are designed to help start the conversation and help with patient education and counseling.

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IBS PATIENT DISCUSSION GUIDE

Finding the answers to your patients’ gastrointestinal problems starts with asking the right questions. This handy guide helps you get the information you need to facilitate an IBS diagnosis and recommend treatment.

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PATIENT MOD HANDOUT

Educating patients on IBS can go a long way toward helping them understand and manage their condition long term. This handout provides an explanation of the mechanism of disease using patient-friendly terms and simple illustrations. Simply download and print.

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PATIENT BSFS CHART

The Bristol Stool Form Scale is a validated descriptor tool that helps patients visually describe their stool consistency1. Use this visual aid to further help you diagnose IBS and subtype.

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ROME IV IBS CRITERIA2

The Rome criteria were originally developed by an international group of gastroenterology experts to guide research. Over time, the criteria have been revised and updated to make them clinically relevant and useful.

Recurrent abdominal pain, on average, at least 1 day per week in the last 3 months, associated with 2 or more of the following criteria:*

  • 1. Related to defecation
  • 2. Associated with a change in frequency of stool
  • 3. Associated with a change in form (appearance) of stool

ROME IV IBS SUBTYPE CRITERIA

IBS-C

  • Abdominal pain related to defecation
  • >25% Bristol stool from 1 or 2
  • <25% Bristol stool from 6 or 7

IBS-D

  • Abdominal pain related to defecation
  • >25% Bristol stool from 6 or 7
  • <25% Bristol stool from 1 or 2
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ACG CLINICAL GUIDELINES: MANAGEMENT OF IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) recognizes that IBS is a highly prevalent, chronic disorder that significantly reduces patient quality of life. This first-ever clinical guideline presents the latest diagnostic strategies, specific medications, dosing, and duration of therapy.

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IBS CounSEL

The IBS CounSEL provides resources and tools designed to help HCPs better understand, diagnose, and manage IBS in their practice.

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