Journal article

Psychological distress is highly prevalent in inflammatory bowel disease: A survey of psychological needs and attitudes.

Antonina Mikocka-Walus, Wayne Massuger, Simon R Knowles, Gregory T Moore, Stephanie Buckton, William Connell, Paul Pavli, Leanne Raven, Jane M Andrews

JGH Open | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background and Aim: Data on patient needs and access to psychological services in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are scarce. This study aimed to describe the levels of distress and the needs, attitudes, and access to psychological services for people within Australia against established Australian IBD Standards. Methods: An online cross-sectional survey was conducted with Australians ≥16 years old recruited via Crohn's & Colitis Australia membership, public and private clinics, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. K10 was used to measure psychological distress. The Chi-square test was used to compare those with and without distress on key variables. Results: Overall, 731 respondents provid..

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