Ethics Med Public Health 2021 Sep 24;18:100660. Epub 2021 Mar 24.
INSERM U-987, Pathophysiology and Clinical Pharmacology of pain, Ambroise-Paré Hospital, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France.
Background: While all resources have been mobilized to fight COVID-19, this study aimed to analyze the consequences of lockdown and pandemic stress in participants with and without Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Methodology: An online survey was proposed to people with or without IBS during the exponential phase of the pandemic in France. The questionnaire included questions about socio-demographic data, conditions of confinement, activities carried out, IBS characteristics, measurement of stress level, consequences on sleep, fatigue, anxiety and depression, and quality of life (both perceived non-specific and specific for IBS). Read More