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Coping strategies and psychological outcomes of patients with inflammatory bowel disease in the first 6 months after diagnosis

NZ Literature Abstract

posted by WM Admin on 24 June 2015


Andrew McCombie
Roger T. Mulder
Richard B. Gearry

Year of Publication



Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 19 June [Epub before print]

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status



In this study, the authors investigated the stability of coping strategies and personality over the first 6 months after diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the associations of coping strategies and personality traits with the level of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and degree of anxiety and depression at baseline and 6 months. The authors conclude that "generally, the HRQOL of patients with IBD improves over this time. Maladaptive coping is associated with worse psychological anxiety, depression, and HRQOL physical outcomes; although until an interventional study is performed, reverse causation cannot be ruled out".

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