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Quality of Life in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Identifier:
First received: June 3, 2003
Last updated: January 12, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
Measurement of the quality of life (QoL) of children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) has had little attention, despite the importance of understanding key factors affecting QoL, especially for measuring the effects of clinical trials to improve IBD outcomes. The main purpose of this pilot study is to examine the impact of clinical severity and treatment social factors on the quality of life (QoL) of a diverse population of children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Secondary purposes include determining the effects of sociodemographic factors on QoL and exploring the concordance of views of parents and children of QoL. The study aims are to 1) determine the associations of of clinical characteristics (condition type, activity/severity, and treatment) with specific components of general health-related quality of life and IBD-specific QoL; 2) describe the effects of sociodemographic characteristics (SES, age, and gender) on these measures; and 3) compare the views of different observers (parent and child with IBD) of the child's QoL. The study will apply both general and condition-specific QoL measures among a random sample of 250 children and adolescents with IBD, ages 5-18 years, in six clinical sites. We will obtain measures of QoL from both the child and a parent in each case. The study will obtain additional data regarding the subjects' clinical condition (condition type, severity/activity, treatment [including surgery], age of onset) and socioeconomic status (household structure and income). Main analyses will compare general and specific measures of QoL and examine the influence of clinical and sociodemographic variables on QoL, through multivariate regression techniques. We will also examine the differences in child and parent assessments of QoL. The information from this study will provide a stronger base for future studies of treatment and natural history of IBD. It will help to clarify the life domains that are affected by IBD and will inform interventions to improve QoL for children with IBD.

Crohn's Disease Ulcerative Colitis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):

Estimated Enrollment: 350
Study Start Date: January 2003

Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
All children ages 8-17 years in any of six centers for inflammatory bowel disease in children who have already enrolled in the IBD consortium database.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00061737

United States, California
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States
United States, Georgia
Children's Health Care of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
United States, Illinois
University of Chicago Children's Hospital
Chicago, Illinois, United States
United States, Massachusetts
MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
United States, Pennsylvania
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
United States, Texas
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  More Information Identifier: NCT00061737     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: QLPIMB (completed)
Study First Received: June 3, 2003
Last Updated: January 12, 2010

Keywords provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):
Pediatric IBD

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Crohn Disease
Colitis, Ulcerative
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
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