High self-efficacy predicts adherence to surveillance colonoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Friedman2014HighSP,
  title={High self-efficacy predicts adherence to surveillance colonoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Sonia Friedman and Adam S. Cheifetz and Francis A Farraye and Peter A. Banks and Frederick L. Makrauer and Robert B Burakoff and Barbara Farmer and Leanne N Torgersen and Kelly E Wahl},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 9},
  pages={
          1602-10
        }
}
BACKGROUND Patients with extensive ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease of the colon have an increased risk of colon cancer and require colonoscopic surveillance. In this study, we assessed individual self-efficacy (SE) to estimate the probability of adherence to surveillance colonoscopies. METHODS Three hundred seventy-eight patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease of the colon for at least 7 years and with at least one third of the colon involved participated in this cross… CONTINUE READING