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PARTICIPANTS NEEDED

Dietary Research Trial

for individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
who also have depression or anxiety

 

AIM
This study aims to evaluate the impact of a specific diet in people with IBS and current symptoms of anxiety or depression.

PURPOSE
This diet is associated with a number of health benefits, but it has never been tested in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We are wanting to see if it is feasible and acceptable for people with IBS.

AM I ELIGIBLE?
You may be eligible to participate if you fit the following criteria:
✓ 18-65 years old
✓ Have irritable bowel syndrome
✓ Current anxiety or depressive symptoms
✓ Not pregnant or lactating
✓ Willing to follow the study diet for 6 weeks

WHAT IS INVOLVED
• You will be asked to follow the study diet or your usual diet for 6 weeks
• If you are allocated to the intervention group, you will be provided with 1:1 advice by a dietitian and given a small food hamper. If you are allocated to the control group, dietary advice and a food hamper will be offered at study completion.
• You will need to provide a stool sample on two occasions
• This study will be conducted entirely online with a video call at week 1 and week 6, along with weekly support phone calls to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?
To find out more information please contact the research team on (03) 5227 8622 or email: s.mahoney@deakin.edu.au

THE RESEARCHERS
This study is a joint venture undertaken by researchers at Deakin University and Barwon Health.

ETHICS APPROVAL
The Barwon Health Human Research Ethics Committee has approved this study (project number: 65566).
The Deakin University Human Research Ethics Committee has approved this study (project number: 2020-336).