Sa1172 Role of Social and Psychological Factors in Determining Severity of Disease in Adult Patients With Crohn's Disease Academic Article uri icon


  • Introduction. The quality of life (QoL) of Crohn's Disease (CD) patients is a recognized endpoint in interventional studies. However, less is known about the QoL in cohorts of patients in all stages of the disease. We aimed, for the first time, to determine the QoL of Israeli CD patients in a cross-sectional observational study, and relate this to comparable CD cohorts from other countries. Methods. The cohort comprised adult (age 18 years and over) patients presenting for follow-up in the IBD out-patient clinics in our hospitals. Patients were assessed for their current clinical status, including the Harvey-Bradshaw Index of disease severity (HBI), and they completed the self-administered generic SF-36 QoL questionnaire. These 36 questions yield an 8-scale profile composed of the Physical Health Measure [incorporates scales of Physical Functioning (PF), Role-Physical (RP), Bodily …

publication date

  • January 1, 2015