Anxiety and Quality of life in inflammatory bowel disease patients

Lubova Renemane, Vika Pilusenko, Biruta Kupča

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Background. Health of a person is defined as a physical, mental and social well-being. Chronic diseases threaten people’s
quality of life, decrease physical and emotional health, functional activity in society and self-esteem. One of such diseases is inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The aim of this study was to define a quality of life and anxiety for patients with IBD who receive treatment in hospital or in outpatient department. Methods. We screened adult patients aged between 18 and 40 years, who have had IBD diagnosis over one year. We used the protocol of analysis of medical documentation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) self-evaluation questionnaire, Demographic Survey questionnaire. Result. 82 patients participated in the research. The mean age was 26,25 years (SD=5.91). The quality of life of patients with IBD had middle rates. Patients with IBD have moderate level of trait and state anxiety. There are no differences of anxiety rates (p=0.085) and quality of life (p>0.05) between Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis. The level of state anxiety was higher in women 40.5% than in men 13.3% (p=0.011). Low level of trait anxiety was for outpatients in 52% and for inpatients in 15.8% of cases (p=0.003). The quality of life was higher for outpatients than for inpatients (p=0.000). Conclusion. Anxiety level is higher for women than for men and quality of life is lower for women with Inflammatory bowel disease. The inpatients with IBD have higher level of anxiety and lower level of quality of life than outpatients with IBD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-24
Number of pages4
JournalEurasian scientist society journal
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • anxiety state
  • ulcerative colitis
  • quality of life

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.4. Reviewed scientific article published in Latvia or abroad in a scientific journal with an editorial board (including university editions)


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