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Symptom burden: A forgotten area of measurement in inflammatory bowel disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23009379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) collectively known as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic inflammatory diseases of the digestive tract. Periods of active and inactive disease are common along the trajectory of this illness. A range of symptoms such as fatigue, diarrhoea and abdominal pain are experienced and are often very debilitating in nature resulting in significance interference in daily life. Despite this, to date, research in the area of symptoms remains an underexplored topic. This paper aims to discuss current approaches to symptom assessment in IBD and the potential to measure symptom burden in further research, in order to gain a greater understanding into the experiences of individuals with IBD.
Authors:
Dawn Farrell; Eileen Savage
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of nursing practice     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1440-172X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Nurs Pract     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9613615     Medline TA:  Int J Nurs Pract     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  497-500     Citation Subset:  N    
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© 2012 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Affiliation:
Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.
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