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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem

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SOUZA, Mardem Machado de; BARBOSA, Dulce Aparecida; ESPINOSA, Mariano Martinez  and  BELASCO, Angélica Gonçalves Silva. Quality of life of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.4, pp.479-484. ISSN 0103-2100.

OBJECTIVES: To assess the quality of life (QV) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (DII), and relate it to demographic data and morbidity. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with 103 patients with DII, registered in the high cost pharmacy of Cuiabá - Mato Grosso, who responded to the Standard Medical Record, the general QV questionnaire SF-36 and the specific IBDQ. RESULTS: Among 103 patients with DII, 62 had ulcerative colitis and 41 had Crohn's disease; 62% were women; 69.9% were married; 48.5% were of mixed race; 49.5% were smokers; 37.9% required surgery; and, 40.8% had active disease. We observed significant changes in QV in men, smokers and those with active disease. CONCLUSION: DII affect QV in several respects. Measures for maintenance of QV, psychological, social and education support should be considered for patients with DII.

Keywords : Inflammatory bowel disease; Crohn's disease; Ulcerative colitis; Colitis; Quality of life.

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