Intervention to increase physical activity in irritable bowel syndrome shows long-term positive effects
Elisabet Johannesson, Gisela Ringström, Hasse Abrahamsson, Riadh Sadik, Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, 41345 Göteborg, Sweden
Elisabet Johannesson, Närhälsan Sörhaga, Rehabilitation Unit, 44183 Alingsås, Sweden
Author contributions: Johannesson E and Sadik R designed the research; Johannesson E, Ringström G, Abrahamsson H and Sadik R performed the research; Johannesson E, Ringström G, Abrahamsson H and Sadik R contributed in the statistical analysis, analysis and interpretation of data; Johannesson E, Ringström G and Sadik R contributed with administrative, technical and material support; Johannesson E, Ringström G, Abrahamsson H and Sadik R wrote the paper; all authors approved the final version of the manuscript.
Supported by Grant from the Health and Medical Care Executive Board of the Västra Götaland Region and the Research and Development Council in Södra Älvsborg, Sweden, No. VGFOUSA-181101, No. VGFOUREG-226761, No. VGFOUREG-293471 and No. VGFOUREG-386221.
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Correspondence to: Elisabet Johannesson, Registered Physiotherapist, Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Magtarmlab, Blåstråket 3, Sahlgrenska Hospital, 41345 Göteborg, Sweden. email@example.com
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Received: May 10, 2014
Peer-review started: May 10, 2014
First decision: July 8, 2014
Revised: July 29, 2014
Accepted: October 15, 2014
Article in press: October 15, 2014
Published online: January 14, 2015