Providing disease-related information worsens health-related quality of life in inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Borgaonkar2002ProvidingDI,
  title={Providing disease-related information worsens health-related quality of life in inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Mark Borgaonkar and Gillian Townson and Marysia Donnelly and Elizabeth Jan Irvine},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={
          264-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have identified a need for more information about their disease. PURPOSE To assess the effect of an educational intervention on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with IBD. METHODS Consecutive ambulatory IBD patients were randomized to receive four IBD-specific educational booklets or usual care. Subjects completed two disease-specific HRQOL questionnaires-the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire (IBDQ) (range 1… CONTINUE READING

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