Psycho-Social Predictors of Noncompliance with Chronic Drug Treatment in Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Academic Article uri icon


  • BACKGROUND: Individuals with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are more likely to develop affective spectrum disorders (ASD) when compared to age-matched healthy counterparts. Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are often more challenging in the setting of ASD and is often associated with poor quality of life and increased healthcare costs. IBD providers need to better understand the causes of these disorders in order to improve care for IBD patients and to limit the enhanced financial burden associated with coincident ASD. The aim of this study was to identify clinical factors that influence development of ASD in IBD. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis using a data from a IBD natural history registry from a single tertiary care referral center between 1/1/15-8/31/16. Presence of anxiety or depression was determined based upon responses to the Hospital …

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  • January 1, 2017