Effects of social support on the clinical course of Crohn's disease.

@article{Cmara2011EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of social support on the clinical course of Crohn's disease.},
  author={R J C{\'a}mara and Paul S. Lukas and Stefan Begr{\'e} and Val{\'e}rie Pittet and Roland von K{\"a}nel},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={
          1277-86
        }
}
BACKGROUND Social support has been found to be protective from adverse health effects of psychological stress. We hypothesized that higher social support would predict a more favorable course of Crohn's disease (CD) directly (main effect hypothesis) and via moderating other prognostic factors (buffer hypothesis). METHODS Within a multicenter cohort study we observed 597 adults with CD for 18 months. We assessed social support using the ENRICHD Social Support Inventory. Flares, nonresponse to… CONTINUE READING

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