The GI (Gastrointestinal) Society represents Canadians living with gastrointestinal diseases and disorders including those who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We offer patient education on a wide array of GI conditions in text and video formats that covers the disease or disorder processes and provides descriptions of treatments available. The Society advocates to ensure Canadians have access to the best treatment and care.
During early 2016, we hosted a survey on our English (www.badgut.org) & French (www.mauxdeventre.org) websites to help understand the way that IBS affects patients living with this condition. To qualify, survey participants had to confirm that they were either an individual diagnosed with IBS or the parent of an individual diagnosed with IBS. We had 2,961 respondents: 2,505 in English and 456 in French.