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Subject/Keyword
Depression
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Workplace Functioning
Milestone Development
Childhood Diagnosis
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Kroeker, Karen I
Supervisor and department
Fedorak, Richard (Medicine)
Examining committee member and department
Dubinsky, Marla (Pediatrics - Cedars-Sinai)
Huynh, Hien (Pediatrics)
Goodman, Karen (Medicine)
Department
Department of Medicine
Specialization
Experimental Medicine
Date accepted
2012-09-28T10:07:58Z
Graduation date
2012-09
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic disease that is often diagnosed in childhood and adolescence. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of a diagnosis of IBD on the psychosocial functioning in early adulthood. This was a questionnaire-based cross-sectional study comparing patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis to healthy controls. Overall, unlike other childhood illness the milestone development of IBD patients is not hampered compared to healthy controls. IBD patients age 18-30 have higher mean depression scores than healthy controls (9.2 v. 6.0, difference in means =3.2, [1.31, 5.05], p=0.001); this difference was not only due to somatic or physical symptoms, but also due to increased cognitive/affective symptoms. IBD patients report 4X more hours of absenteeism per month than healthy controls (15.7 v. 4.3 hours, difference in means = 11.4, [0.92, 21.9], p=0.03). A younger age of diagnosis is associated with poorer autonomy development.
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doi:10.7939/R3JP8R
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