Researchers at the Boston Medical Center would like your help. They are doing an online study to learn whether writing about IBS symptoms and experiences can actually affect the symptoms themselves – an interesting topic for someone who runs a site called IBS Tales!
They are offering $25 for everyone who completes the full study. All you need to do is write for 30 minutes a day for either one day or four consecutive days, and complete three or four sets of questionnaires over a three-month period.
You need to be a US resident between the ages of 18 and 65 to take part, and you must have been diagnosed with IBS by a physician. Your information will be kept confidential and will only be accessible to the staff in the Office of Clinical Research at Boston University Medical Center.
To participate just go to http://www.bmc.org/ibs