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  1. The network : a strategy to describe the relationship between quality of life and disease activity. The case of inflammatory bowel disease.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective Health is a complex and multi-dimensional entity and is neither easily determined nor easily conveyed to others.

    Publications have often combined various variables of disease activity and health-related quality of life (HRQoL), used the variables interchangeably or utilized summation indices to compare health assessment.

    The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between measurements of disease activity and HRQoL, Study design Cross-sectional evaluation of disease activity and HRQoL.

    Study population Two hundred and eleven consecutive patients with ulcerative colitis.

    Setting The catchment area of Linköping University Hospital.

    Measurements HRQoL was measured using two questionnaires, the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP) and the Rating Form of IBD Patient Concerns (RFIPC).

    Patients were also asked if they were feeling fit and well'as a measurement of general health perception.

    Disease activity was measured by means of symptom cards, laboratory tests and sigmoidoscopy.

    Results The correlations (Spearman's r (rs)) between variables of disease activity and HRQoL were low.'Feeling fit and well'was best correlated to worries and concerns (the RFIPC, r, 0.32, P<0.05), while there was a decreasing association with subjective functional status (the SIP, rs 0.31, P<0.05), symptoms (stools per day, rs 0.15, not significant) and biological variables (endoscopy score, rs 0.04, not significant). (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Rectocolite ulcérohémorragique, Entérite Crohn, Etude transversale, Réseau, Stratégie, Corrélation, Qualité vie, Indice gravité, Maladie, Suède, Europe, Evaluation, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Maladie inflammatoire, Organisation santé

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ulcerative colitis, Crohn disease, Cross sectional study, Network, Strategy, Correlation, Quality of life, Severity score, Disease, Sweden, Europe, Evaluation, Human, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Inflammatory disease, Public health organization

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

    Cote : 99-0517009

    Code Inist : 002B13B03. Création : 18/05/2000.