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World J Gastroenterol. Feb 21, 2012; 18(7): 616-626
Published online Feb 21, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i7.616
Table 5 Health beliefs and coping with stress in relation to irritable bowel syndrome
Health beliefs in IBS may be irrational, leading to hypochondriacal attitudes
Coping strategies can be inefficient in IBS patients, patients often adopt maladaptive coping strategies such as catastrophyzing
Patients with a high degree of catastrophyzing report more severe pain
Measurement methods: CSQ, CISS, WCQ