Journal article

A Single Educational Intervention Improves Pregnancy-Related Knowledge and Emotional Health Among Women With IBD Who Are Pregnant or Wish to Conceive.

Emma Flanagan, Emily K Wright, Miles P Sparrow, Gregory T Moore, William R Connell, Peter De Cruz, Britt Christensen, Edward Shelton, Michael A Kamm, Mark G Ward, Damian Dowling, Steven Brown, Soleiman Kashkooli, Alexander J Thompson, Alyson L Ross, Katerina V Kiburg, Sally J Bell

Inflamm Bowel Dis | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is considerable interest in improving the education and care of women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to improve pregnancy outcomes. Despite increased awareness, not all women with IBD have access to pregnancy-related education and the quality of counseling is variable. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of a simple educational intervention for improving pregnancy-related knowledge and to evaluate the effect of education on patient outcomes including anxiety, depression, and quality of life in women with IBD. METHODS: This prospective study of women with IBD who were pregnant or planning a pregnancy evaluated the effectiveness of a single gastroenterologist-led educ..

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