Living with IBD: Experiences of Incontinence and bowel and bladder anxieties

While it is known that around 24% of individuals with IBD experience faecal incontinence, anxieties relating to this and more generally using public restrooms has not been explored.

Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology are looking to explore the impact of IBD symptoms, paruresis and parcopresis (i.e., shy bladder and bowel respectively) and anxiety relating to bladder and bowel incontinence on individual psychological distress and quality of life using a on online 25-minute anonymous questionnaire.

We are looking for participants who are at least 18 years old and self-identify as having IBD. Participants must be competent in English in order to complete the study. At the end of the study, participants are welcome to enter into a draw to win 1 of 3 $100AUD (or Coles/Myer, JBHIFI) vouchers. 

If you would like to participate in this study, please click the link: