|NICE Diagnosis and Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Primary Care|
Patients should be encouraged to become more involved in the care and management process by establishing a good patient- professional relationship. In this way, healthcare professionals can assess patients’ knowledge on the assigned prescriptions, as well as their possible reasons for non- adherence.
NICE states that in people who meet the IBS diagnostic criteria, the following tests should be undertaken to exclude other diagnosis:
Dietary and lifestyle advice should include information on general lifestyle, physical activity, diet and symptom- targeted medication. Treatment and care should take into account patients’ needs and preferences. Good communication between health-care professionals, supported by evidence based recorded information tailored to the patient’s needs is essential. Treatment and care, and the information patients are given about it should be culturally appropriate.
Customized assessments, facilitating the record of detailed lifestyle information, are one of the most beneficial features of Cellma for the diagnosis and care of this disorder. Cellma also allows for the easy referral of patients into secondary care, follow up; and provides a comprehensive way of outlining the necessary treatment and management of IBS.
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|Last Updated ( Monday, 07 February 2011 )|