A person’s stress level and perception of illness severity is linked to quality of life for those with Crohn’s disease.
llness perception and stress is associated with disease severity and anxiety, depression, and quality of life in Crohn’s disease patients, according to a study published in the Journal of Patient Preferences and Adherence.
Interventions that aim to improve illness perception and reduce stress could be effective in improving patients’ psychological health and quality of life.
For the study,“Illness perceptions and stress: mediators between disease severity and psychological well-being and quality of life among patients with Crohn’s disease,” a team of researchers led by Dr. Jie Zhong of the Department of Gastroenterology at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China analyzed 159 Crohn’s disease patients who were attending an outpatient clinic or who were hospitalized.
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