Long-term Functional Outcome of Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02152241|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 2, 2014
Last Update Posted : October 26, 2016
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are group of immune system disorders characterized by a chronic course with remission and relapses. Canada is one of the countries with the highest prevalence and incidence rates of IBD with 25% of patients present in children and adolescents.
As with any chronic illness, IBD diagnosed early in life has a significant impact on the physical, emotional and social development of those affected. Consequently, it is logical to speculate that patients with IBD may not do as well in education levels or employment status attained compared to their peers without IBD. If this were the case, then interventions could begin in childhood to better prepare patients with IBD for the challenges of living with a chronic disease. Alternatively, if it is shown that they reach comparable social or employment milestones as adults compared to unaffected peers then this would be enormously reassuring to children and their parents.
Properly designed studies to help in defining more appropriate interventions to these patients are needed.
The proposed study includes circulating a survey to evaluate the functioning level of adult patients with IBD who were diagnosed during their childhood. The participants will be asked a series of questions regarding their highest level of educational achievement, the nature of their current employment, and their current marital status. The question format will parallel that of the Canadian Community Health Survey from which data from an age matched healthy adult Manitobans will be extracted and used as another control group. Responses will be analysed for any possible differences between these groups.
|Condition or disease|
|Inflammatory Bowel Disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||105 participants|
|Official Title:||Long-term Functional Outcome of Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease|
|Study Start Date :||June 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2016|
Patients with IBD
Adult patients with IBD diagnosed during childhood
- Functional outcome (highest level of education attained and current occupation) of those with IBD compared to age and sex-matched healthy adult Manitobans [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
The highest level of education attained and current occupation will be obtained from participants using structured questionnaire (non-validated interview questionnaire) e.g.
Employed: Y N If No, Unemployed Y N, Disabled Y N , Homemaker Y N Student Y N, Retired Y N Is the cause of not working disease-related Y N
- Functional outcome of patients with Crohn's disease (CD) versus those with ulcerative colitis (UC) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]The same structured questionnaire tool will be used. Data will be collected on the highest level of education achieved and the current occupation including any periods of unemployment and if this is disease-related or not
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02152241
|Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Principal Investigator:||Wael El-Matary, MD||Associate Professor, Univeristy of Manitoba|