Effect of Hypnotherapy in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC)

Status

Completed

Conditions

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Treatments

Other: Care as usual (CON)
Behavioral: Relaxation training (RT)
Behavioral: Hypnotherapy (HYP)

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01279382
P113/99

Details and patient eligibility

About

In this trial, the effects of two psychological interventions - i.e. hypnotherapy and relaxation training - are compared with care as usual in IBS treatment. The investigators hypothesized that hypnotherapy is most effective in reducing complaints in IBS.

Enrollment

112 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (Rome II)
  • Presence of complaints < 12 months

Exclusion criteria

  • Gastrointestinal disorders, other than IBS
  • Previous psychotherapeutic treatment for IBS
  • Severe psychological comorbidity

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

112 participants in 3 patient groups

Care as usual (CON)
Other group
Description:
CON was given to a subgroup of patients as control treatment in IBS treatment
Treatment:
Other: Care as usual (CON)
Hypnotherapy (HYP)
Other group
Description:
HYP was given to a subgroup of patients as intervention in IBS treatment
Treatment:
Behavioral: Hypnotherapy (HYP)
Relaxation training (RT)
Other group
Description:
RT was given to a subgroup of patients as intervention in IBS treatment
Treatment:
Behavioral: Relaxation training (RT)

Trial contacts and locations

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