Health-related quality of life after ileoanal pull-through evaluation and assessment of new health status measures.

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BACKGROUND & AIMS: Health-related quality of life (HRQL) after proctocolectomy is a critical parameter for management decisions in patients with chronic pancolitis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the HRQL of patients with ileoanal pull-through and to validate new, easy-to-administer HRQL measures. METHODS: The Sickness Impact Profile (SIP), Short Form 36 (SF-36), Rating Form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Patient Concerns (RFIPC), and the time trade-off (TTO) were used to measure HRQL of pull-through patients. The SF-36 and the RFIPC were validated. RESULTS: HRQL of patients with ileoanal pull-through was better than that of a national sample of patients with IBD (SIP and RFIPC) and similar to that of a normal population (SF-36). Physical and psychosocial subscales of the SF-36 correlated with the SIP, affirming the construct validity of the SF-36. The RFIPC results correlated with the SIP and SF-36 results, suggesting that it is also a valid health status measure for these patients. TTO results correlated with the physical subscales of the SIP and SF-36, reflecting the impact of physical health on this group. CONCLUSIONS: HRQL of patients with ileoanal pull-through is excellent. The SF-36 and RFIPC are valid health status measures that can be used by clinicians and researchers in these patients.

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Cited Authors

  • Provenzale, D; Shearin, M; Phillips-Bute, BG; Drossman, DA; Li, Z; Tillinger, W; Schmitt, CM; Bollinger, RR; Koruda, MJ

Published Date

  • July 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 113 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 7 - 14

PubMed ID

  • 9207256

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0016-5085

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0016-5085(97)70074-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States