A new measure of health status for clinical trials in inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Guyatt1989ANM,
  title={A new measure of health status for clinical trials in inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Gordon H. Guyatt and Andrew R. Mitchell and Elizabeth Jan Irvine and Joel Singer and Nigel W. Williams and Royston Goodacre and Christopher Tompkins},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1989},
  volume={96 3},
  pages={804-10}
}
We have developed a measure of subjective health status (quality of life) for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ninety-seven patients with IBD described problems they had experienced as a result of the disease; the 32 most frequent and important items were included in the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire (IBDQ). Sixty-one IBD patients were evaluated twice. One month separated the evaluations, at which disease activity indices, the IBDQ, and a number of other questionnaires… CONTINUE READING
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