Decision Aid Summary
|Title||Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Should I Have Tests for IBS Symptoms?|
|Audience||Individuals who are uncertain if they have irritable bowel syndrome.|
|Options included||Accept your doctor's diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome. Try home treatment.
Have tests to make sure that you don't have a more serious problem.
|Year of last update or review||2015|
|How to obtain||Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website|
|Where was it developed?||www.healthwise.org
|Health condition||Irritable Bowel Syndrome|
|Type of decision aid||Screening|
|Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:|
|7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid|
|8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision|
|2 out of 4 other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing|
Last modified: 2017-04-06.