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Psychology of Crohn's Disease

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01573078
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 6, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 30, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Robert Enns, University of British Columbia

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether emotional processing and somatic dissociation influence IBS-like symptoms in Crohn's Disease patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Crohn's Disease Behavioral: Questionnaire

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Will The Real Psychology Of Crohn's Disease Please Stand Up?
Study Start Date : May 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 28, 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : January 28, 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Crohn's Disease

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
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)

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

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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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 (NCT number): NCT01573078

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

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Responsible Party: Robert Enns, Dr. Robert Enns, University of British Columbia Identifier: NCT01573078    
Other Study ID Numbers: H11-02479
First Posted: April 6, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 30, 2018
Last Verified: May 2018
Keywords provided by Robert Enns, University of British Columbia:
Crohn's disease
Emotional processing
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Crohn Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Intestinal Diseases