Quality of life of patients with ulcerative colitis: past, present, and future.

@article{Irvine2008QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life of patients with ulcerative colitis: past, present, and future.},
  author={Elizabeth Jan Irvine},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={
          554-65
        }
}
Quality of life (QoL) is vitally important to patients with chronic illnesses such as ulcerative colitis (UC) and has been assessed in observational, cross-sectional, and cohort studies. However, relatively few clinical trials have evaluated the QoL of patients with UC. Recently, greater availability of the necessary tools has facilitated the undertaking of studies showing that QoL of patients with UC is reduced significantly compared with that of the general population. Studies using disease… CONTINUE READING

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