Current Research Studies

Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Resilient Active Children (REACH) Study

Condition or Therapy:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome


Center for Childhood Health, Behavior and Development

What is the goal of this study?

Researchers at Seattle Children's are exploring the effectiveness of an online program designed to help parents with IBS teach their young children wellness and coping behaviors. Learn more and connect with the study team.

Who can join the study?

This might be a good study for parents who:

  • Are diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome or chronic unexplained abdominal pain
  • have healthy children between ages of 4 to 7 years in their household

What will happen if my child takes part in this study?

The REACH study is an online program aimed to educate families on how to incorporate healthy management practices for IBS. During the study, parents will:

  • Complete online lessons for about 4 weeks (20-30 minutes per week)
  • Complete 5 online surveys (45-60 minutes each) spread over a period of about 1.5 years

All study tasks are done remotely and are at no cost for participating families.  

Compensation is available for eligible participants.

Who can I contact for more information?

Please fill out this survey to connect with the team at Seattle Children's.

Study Location(s):


Principal Investigator:

Dr. Tonya Palermo and Dr. Rona Levy