E-health empowers patients with ulcerative colitis: a randomised controlled trial of the web-guided 'Constant-care' approach

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Margarita Elkjaer, Mary Shuhaibar, Johan Burisch, Yvonne Bailey, Hanne Scherfig, Birgit Laugesen, Søren Avnstrøm, Ebbe Langholz, Colm O'Morain, Elsebeth Lynge, Pia Munkholm

The natural history of ulcerative colitis requires continuous monitoring of medical treatment via frequent outpatient visits. The European health authorities' focus on e-health is increasing. Lack of easy access to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) clinics, patients' education and understanding of the importance of early treatment at relapse is leading to poor compliance. To overcome these limitations a randomised control trial 'Constant-care' was undertaken in Denmark and Ireland.
Original languageEnglish
JournalGefahr-Gut
Volume59
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)1652-61
Number of pages10
ISSN0944-6117
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010

    Research areas

  • Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal, Colitis, Ulcerative, Denmark, Feasibility Studies, Feces, Female, Health Care Costs, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Internet, Ireland, Leukocyte L1 Antigen Complex, Male, Mesalamine, Middle Aged, Patient Compliance, Patient Education as Topic, Quality of Life, Self Administration, Telemedicine, Treatment Outcome, Young Adult

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