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Patients' knowledge of pregnancy-related issues in inflammatory bowel disease and validation of a novel assessment tool ('CCPKnow').
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PMID:  22568682     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) require complex therapeutic decisions and life choices concerning pregnancy, but little is known about patient's knowledge of IBD and its treatment before and during pregnancy. AIM: The aim of this study was to develop a novel tool (Crohn's and Colitis Pregnancy Knowledge Score 'CCPKnow') to assess knowledge of pregnancy-related issues in IBD. The validated tool was then applied to determine knowledge in patients. METHOD: Discriminate ability of 'CCPKnow' was validated in four groups with different levels of IBD knowledge. Reliability and readability were tested by Cronbach-α and Flesch-Kencaid. Construct validity was subsequently assessed against general IBD knowledge (CCKnow) in 145 women with IBD. Associations between patient factors and knowledge were studied. RESULTS: Median CCPKnow scores differed significantly between the validation groups (P < 0.001). CCPKnow displayed excellent internal consistency, reliability (Cronbach-α 0.94), readability (reading age 9 years) and close correlation with CCKnow (Spearman's ρ 0.64; P < 0.001). Of 145 patients, 44.8% had poor, 27.6% adequate, 17.3% good and only 10.3% very good knowledge. Better knowledge was associated with Caucasian ethnicity, higher income, having a partner, having children, Crohn's and Colitis Association membership, longer disease duration and Crohn's disease. CONCLUSIONS: Crohn's and Colitis Pregnancy Knowledge Score, a novel knowledge assessment tool of pregnancy and IBD, demonstrated excellent test characteristics. We found that nearly half of the women with IBD had poor knowledge, identifying a pressing need for better education.
C P Selinger; J Eaden; W Selby; D B Jones; P Katelaris; G Chapman; C McDonald; J McLaughlin; R W L Leong; S Lal
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2036     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8707234     Medline TA:  Aliment Pharmacol Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Gastroenterology and Liver Services, Concord Hospital and Bankstown Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia; School of Translational Medicine, University of Manchester/Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, Manchester, UK.
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