Aim. Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are a group of chronic intestinal conditions characterized by unpredictable course, with periods of flare-ups and remissions suggesting poor adherence to medical therapy. On the other hand adherence is one of the most common reason of failure in the treatment of chronic disease. Methods. We have analyzed IBD patients' questionnaires, sent by IBD Society of Emil-ia-Romagna Region (Italy). The anonymous questionnaire included sex, age, qualification, management, disease duration, disease associated, previous surgery, use of homeopathy and self-medication and possible psychological support. We classified patients based on IBD type: Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Results. A total of 559 IBD patients were analysed (50.1% female), 52.8% were affected by CD. Patients were followed by gastroenterolo-gist in 84.7% of cases. 17.4% of patient reported non-adherence to medical therapy; univariate analysis showed that non-adherence was more frequent in young females followed-up by general practitioners, no difference was found in educational status or type of IBD. Factors independently associated with greater adherence to medical therapy were age (OR=2.039) and follow-up by gastroenterologist (OR=3.025). Conclusion. Non-adherence should be taken into account in IBD patients and especially in young female. Gastroenterologists have a major role in promoting education.
Zelante, A., De Giorgi, A., Borgoni, R., Trevisani, L., & Gallerani, M. (2014). Adherence to medical treatment in inflammatory bowel disease patients. MINERVA GASTROENTEROLOGICA E DIETOLOGICA, 60(4), 269-274.
|Citazione:||Zelante, A., De Giorgi, A., Borgoni, R., Trevisani, L., & Gallerani, M. (2014). Adherence to medical treatment in inflammatory bowel disease patients. MINERVA GASTROENTEROLOGICA E DIETOLOGICA, 60(4), 269-274.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Adherence to medical treatment in inflammatory bowel disease patients|
|Autori:||Zelante, A; De Giorgi, A; Borgoni, R; Trevisani, L; Gallerani, M|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Rivista:||MINERVA GASTROENTEROLOGICA E DIETOLOGICA|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|