Assessment of Disease Activity in a Registry of Crohn's Disease Patients in Eastern Pennsylvania.
The objectives of this report are to: 1) compare the Crohn's disease (CD) patient's assessment of their well-being to the physician's assessment of the patient's well-being, 2) use the existing Crohn's disease indices (CDI) in comparing the severity of CD with the patient's self assessment, and 3) compare the CDI with the physician's assessment of patient well-being. The CDI included in this study were the National Cooperative Crohn's Disease Study Index (CDAI), Harvey & Bradshaw Index (HBI), Oxford Index (OXI), Modified-Organisation Mondiale de Gastroenterologie (OMGE), Cape Town Index (CTI), Bristol Index (BRI), St. Marks Index (SMI) and the Van Hees index (VHI). The patient and physician correlation of well-being was poor but statistically significant. The patient assessment of well-being was best measured by the CTI (r = 0.635, p less than or equal to 0.001), followed closely by the OMGE and CDAI (r = 0.615, p less than or equal to 0.001 and r = 0.582, p less than or equal to 0.001 respectively). The physician assessment of well-being was best measured by the VHI (r = 0.527, p less than or equal to 0.001).
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Reed, J. 3., Faust, L. A., & Rosen, L. (1991). Assessment of disease activity in a registry of Crohn's disease patients in eastern Pennsylvania. Zeitschrift Fur Gastroenterologie, 29(8), 378-382.
Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Health Services Research | Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty, Department of Community Health and Health Studies