Low FODMAP diet in primary care
Education delivery methods of the low FODMAP diet in patients with IBS in primary care
Study approved by the London - Chelsea Research Ethics Committee
This webpage contains information for General Practitioners (GPs) and GP practice managers only.
You are invited to refer patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) to this research study conducted by King’s College London to investigate the effect of different education delivery methods (i.e. leaflets vs mobile app vs consultation with dietitian) of the low FODMAP diet in patients with IBS in primary care. Previous research has shown that the low FODMAP diet is effective for the treatment of IBS symptoms, however these studies provided the dietary advice via a consultation with a dietitian only, and no studies have assessed it effectiveness in primary care.
We are looking for patients who:
- Have IBS
- Have no other chronic medical conditions
- Are aged 18 years or over (men and women)
- Are able to understand and read English
- Have access to internet
- Have a smartphone with Android or IOS (i.e. Apple) software (so they can download apps)
- Have a body mass index of 18.5kg/m2 or more (i.e. not underweight)
- Are not pregnant or lactating
Recruitment period: December 2016 to June 2017
If you would like to refer a patient to this study, please download the Participant Information Sheet here. This contains the research team’s contact details information about the study and details of how the patient can contact us directly.
Eirini DimidiRoom 4.103, Franklin Wilkins Building150 Stamford StreetLondon, SE1 9NHTel: 020 7848 4552Email: Eirini.firstname.lastname@example.org