Defining relapse of ulcerative colitis using a symptom-based activity index.

  title={Defining relapse of ulcerative colitis using a symptom-based activity index.},
  author={Sarah L Jowett and Chris J Seal and Edward Phillips and Wendy Gregory and John Roger Barton and Mark Richard Welfare},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={38 2},
BACKGROUND Several tools exist to assess disease activity in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), but a definition of relapse does not exist. The aim of the study was to determine the score in the Simple Clinical Colitis Activity Index (SCCAI) that defined relapse. The reliability and validity of the SCCAI when self-administered was also examined. METHODS Patients with UC routinely attending hospital completed the SCCAI questionnaire, which was later administered by their clinician blinded… CONTINUE READING

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