The gastro-intestinal tract is complex and as such there are a myriad of symptoms and conditions associated with it. Gastro-intestinal conditions may also sometimes be referred to as digestive disorders or conditions.
Below is a list of conditions that affect the gastro-intestinal tract. Click the links to find more detailed information. For a comprehensive list of resources visit our publications page.
Gall stones and cholecystitis
Inflammatory bowel disease
Irritable bowel (IBS)
NEW! Irritable Bowel Syndrome Research Call Out
For those of you suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) you would be aware that the symptoms can include among others, bloating, gas, urgency, diarrhoea, constipation, and chronic abdominal pain. IBS affects around 7% to 10% of the population worldwide. However, this figure is likely much larger, as up to 75% of people with IBS do not seek medical help. It is the most common reason for a person to present to a gastroenterologist, and all research to date indicates that it significantly impacts on a person’s daily life and sense of wellbeing.
Unfortunately, IBS presents a quandary to health professionals, with no structural cause for symptoms presently identified, and no unanimously agreed treatment. With further research treatment interventions can be targeted to the underlying causes of IBS rather than just masking symptoms.
I am a Doctor of Clinical Psychology student at La Trobe University in Melbourne, and I am looking for kind volunteers aged 18 and above living anywhere in Australia to complete an anonymous 30 minute survey, which looks at the underlying processes that contribute to IBS development and continuation. For participation you will go in the draw to win 1 of 10 double movie passes. Volunteers must have either a current diagnosis of IBS. All participants must not have a diagnosis of bowel disease (such as Crohn’s disease). IBS is not classified as a bowel disease.
This survey can be completed directly from the internet, without even having to print it out.
To access the survey go to: http://tinyurl.com/47pwts7
The overall results of this survey will be released to the Gut Foundation for their publication once completed.
This research project has been approved by the Human Ethics Committee of La Trobe University. Please feel free to call, email, or write to me with questions or to express interest.
Thank you very much for your time!
Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Research Candidate) School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Kingsbury Drive, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia 3086
T: 0420 852 533