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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.

Contact details:

Eirini Dimidi
Room 4.103, Franklin Wilkins Building
150 Stamford Street
London, SE1 9NH
Tel: 020 7848 4552
Email: Eirini.dimidi@kcl.ac.uk 
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