Quality of Life

IBD patients have significantly lower health-related QoL across a number of domains when compared with healthy controls. Two IBD-specific questionnaires have been developed to allow the assessment of health-related QoL in this patient group: the inflammatory bowel disease questionnaire (IBDQ) and the rating form of inflammatory bowel disease patient concerns (RFIPCs). The IBDQ has been used in many clinical trials and is considered to be robust in measuring therapeutic efficacy. A short form of this questionnaire has been developed, but not yet tested in a clinical trial setting.

Curing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Curing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Everyone has an upset stomach from time to time. You probably know the sort of thing I mean – sometimes you’ve got gas and at other times you feel queasy or nauseous. There may be times<br />when you can’t seem to go to the toilet for days, constipated as can be, but there are other days when diarrhea strikes and you can’t stop going!

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