Effects of caregiver burden on quality of life and coping strategies utilized by caregivers of adult patients with inflammatory bowel disease

HS 2010 7513
Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Digestive Disease, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis
Nimisha K. Parekh, MD, MPH
UC Irvine Medical Center and UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza
To gather information about coping strategies used by caregivers of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Caregivers of adult patients (greater than age 18) with Inflammatory Bowel Disease will be asked to fill out an anonymous survey on paper to evaluate overall quality of life, caregiver burden, demographics and coping strategies. Caregivers refer to parent, spouse, significant other, child (over age 18), sibling, or friend.
It will take about 20 minutes to fill out the survey tool.
There is no direct benefit anticipated for the subjects.
No compensation will be provided to subjects.
Kristin McMaster, MSW