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Psychology of Crohn's Disease

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2014 by University of British Columbia.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of British Columbia Identifier:
First received: April 3, 2012
Last updated: September 29, 2014
Last verified: September 2014
The purpose of this study is to determine whether emotional processing and somatic dissociation influence IBS-like symptoms in Crohn's Disease patients.

Condition Intervention
Crohn's Disease Behavioral: Questionnaire

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Will The Real Psychology Of Crohn's Disease Please Stand Up?

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Further study details as provided by University of British Columbia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • presence of functional gastrointestinal disorder [ Time Frame: within previous 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • difference in ability to process emotions [ Time Frame: within previous 6 months ]
  • difference in body awareness and degree of bodily-dissociation [ Time Frame: within previous 6 months ]
  • difference in sensitivity to internal bodily sensations [ Time Frame: within previous 6 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: May 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Crohn's disease patient
Outpatients who carry a diagnosis of Crohn's disease made by a gastroenterologist.
Behavioral: Questionnaire
Questionnaire consisting of the following validated surveys: Rome II criteria - Scale of Body Connection (SBC), Private Body Consciousness Sub-Scale (PBCS), Body Vigilance Scale (BVS), Emotional Processing Scale (EPS25)


Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Crohn's Disease Patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age of 19 or greater
  • Outpatient with diagnosis of Crohn's disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01573078

Canada, British Columbia
Pacific Gastroenterology Associates
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6Z2K5
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
Principal Investigator: Robert Enns, MD University of British Columbia
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of British Columbia Identifier: NCT01573078     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H11-02479
Study First Received: April 3, 2012
Last Updated: September 29, 2014

Keywords provided by University of British Columbia:
Crohn's disease
Emotional processing

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Crohn Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Intestinal Diseases processed this record on August 16, 2017