The information needs and fears of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Schoelmerich1987TheIN,
  title={The information needs and fears of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Juergen Schoelmerich and Pavel Sedl{\'a}k and P Hoppe-seyler and Wolfgang Gerok},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={1987},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={182-5}
}
A questionnaire containing a list of 36 questions and nine "fear factors" was sent to 139 patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Patients were asked to select the most and the least important questions and fear factors. Furthermore, the level of information and the source of information were recorded. 58% of the patients responded. The most important questions selected were possibilities of remission of the disease, and of developing cancer (47% and 43% of all answers respectively). Women… CONTINUE READING

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