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
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Type of decision aid Screening
Language English
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.