We are writing in response to a recent editorial about our research study. Drs. Talley and Boyce addressed some important methodological issues in research concerning abuse, health status and gastrointestinal illness. However, we believe that some of the comments directed to our paper need clarification.
Drossman, D. A., Leserman, J., Hu, J. B., Talley, N. J., & Boyce, P. (1996). Gastrointestinal diagnosis, abuse history, and effects on health status . Gastroenterology. W.B. Saunders. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0016-5085(96)70092-6