Quality of life refers to the general well-being of our patients and how they view themselves. Our goal is that each patient feels well and that his or her life and activities are not adversely affected by IBD. At each clinic visit, patients rate their quality of life including whether they are experiencing any limitations in activities. The goal is to have every patient experience no activity limitations.
How We Measure
Activity limitations are reported by the patient or the patient’s parent (if the patient is under 9 years old) at each visit. Patients report whether or not they are experiencing any limitations in activities.
We review all patients with an upcoming appointment and identify their activity limitations at the last visit. If the patient’s activities have been limited, we check to see whether there are ways to optimize their diet and medications, and consider whether a referral to our IBD psychologist would be helpful.
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