Effect of psychosocial stressors on patients with Crohn’s disease: threatening life experiences and family relations Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract Background and aims: Threatening life experiences and adverse family relations are major psychosocial stressors affecting mental and physical health in chronic illnesses, but their influence in Crohn's disease (CD) is unclear. We assessed whether these stressors would predict the psychological and medical condition of CD patients. Methods: Consecutive adult CD patients completed a series of instruments including demography, Patient Harvey–Bradshaw Index (P-HBI), Short Inflammatory Bowel Disease …

publication date

  • September 1, 2016