Journal article

Quality of life of patients with inflammatory bowel disease after surgery

RS McLeod, NN Baxter

WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY | SPRINGER VERLAG | Published : 1998

Abstract

Quality of life is an important outcome measure following surgery for ulcerative colitis. Quality of life incorporates not only the physical or functional outcome; it also considers the emotional and social well-being of patients. Quality of life may be measured using disease-specific or generic quality of life measures or by utility measurement. Although the pelvic pouch procedure is preferred by most patients, there are data to suggest that the quality of life is excellent irrespective of the procedure, possibly because physical well-being is improved and is the main determinant of outcome. Those who have a pelvic pouch may be less restricted in some activities. Compared to medically treat..

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