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Table 2 How general practitioners perceive irritable bowel syndrome.

From: General practitioners believe that hypnotherapy could be a useful treatment for irritable bowel syndrome in primary care

  Agree Unsure Disagree n=
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is mainly a 'nervous complaint' 45.2 29.7 23.2 155
Irritable Bowel Syndrome responds mainly to the placebo effect of personal care and attention 40.0 37.4 22.6 155
Drug therapy works effectively in my Irritable Bowel Syndrome patients 45.2 32.9 20.6 155
Dietary advice works effectively in my Irritable Bowel Syndrome patients 38.7 38.7 20.6 155
Irritable Bowel Syndrome responds mainly to medical/therapeutic interventions 39.4 41.3 19.4 155
  1. N.B. the rows do not always sum to 100% as missing responses are included in the analysis but not shown.
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