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  1. Development of a quality-of-life index for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease : Dealing with differences related to age and IBD type.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Quality of Life in Childhood Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. International Meeting. Manchester, GBR, 1997/09/17.


    A child-and adolescent-generated IBD quality-of-life index was designed to be descriptive (to be used to assess the overall impact of IBD on individual patients), and evaluative (to be used as an outcome measure in clinical trials).


    Item-generation and item-reduction interviews with 82 patients with IBD aged 8 to 17 years (61 with Crohn's disease, 21 with ulcerative colitis ; 36 girls, 45 boys) generated a list of ways in which their lives were affected by IBD.

    These issues were incorporated into an item-reduction questionnaire, which was administered to 117 patients (87 Crohn's disease, 30 ulcerative colitis).

    Patients indicated on a visual analog scale how important an item was to them and how often it bothered them.

    Mean and median importance-plus-frequency scores for each issue were calculated for the entire group and among patients in subgroups according to age and IBD type.


    Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease affect the lives of children and adolescents differently.

    Bowel symptoms are more troubling and disabling to patients with ulcerative colitis, whereas systemic symptoms and body image concerns are greater for patients with Crohn's disease.

    The impact of Crohn's disease on ability to function in school and leisure activities is greater.

    Worries about future health problems and about the effects of IBD on the family are shared. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Rectocolite ulcérohémorragique, Entérite Crohn, Echelle évaluation, Qualité vie, Questionnaire, Mise au point, Critère sélection, Age, Article synthèse, Enfant, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Maladie inflammatoire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ulcerative colitis, Crohn disease, Evaluation scale, Quality of life, Questionnaire, Perfecting, Selection criterion, Age, Review, Child, Human, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Inflammatory disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0227191

    Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 16/11/1999.