A model of quality of life in the patients with Crohn's disease

Hideki Hashimoto, Yasushi Iwao, Toshifumi Hibi, Fumiaki Ueno, Toru Miyahara, Akira Sugita, Toshihiro Sakurai, Shunichi Fukuhara

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Purpose: To identify the integrated impact of psychological, social, and clinical factors onto the quality of life (QOL) in the patients with Crohn's disease. Subjects and Methods: Two hundred twenty two out-patients participated in a cross-sectional questionnaire survey in which health- related QOL (SF36), disease-specific symptoms, psychological adaptation, and social support were measured. Multi-variable regression models were used to test the impact of clinical, psychological, and social factors on the patient's QOL and symptom reports. Results: The patient's symptoms and health-related QOL were significantly associated not only with disease activities, but also with the patient's psychological adaptation and the quality of social support. Conclusion: The results strongly suggest that a psychoeducational intervention may be useful in combination with a clinical intervention to improve the patient's QOL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1258-1265
Number of pages8
JournalJapanese Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Nov
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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