Coping with Stress in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Its Relationship with Disease Activity, Psychological Disorders, and Quality of Life
By MANIZHEH DANESH, ALI GHOLAMREZAEI, FARNAZ TORKZADEH
A cross-sectional study was conducted on patients with IBD, using questionnaires assessing individual disease activity, severity of anxiety, depression symptoms, and QOL along with their preferred coping strategy. It was found that patients with IBD use maladaptive and less adaptive coping strategies, associated with their quality of life and psychological health. Association between coping strategies and prevalent disease activity was not found to be significant, therefore further studies are needed in order to make a solid conclusion.