Developing an evidence-based online travel resource for inflammatory bowel disease
By Kay Greveson
Individuals travelling with IBD were found to have a greater risk of travel related morbidity, linked to a lack of pre-travel preparation involving medicinal advice and insurance coverage. The study found that 62% of participants reported IBD-affected travel, however only 23% enquired medical advice from a health practitioner prior to travel. Further to this, 50% of immunosuppressed patients were unaware of the risks of live vaccines, and a mere 40% of participants had insurance with IBD coverage. As a result, IBDPassport was developed as a travel specific resource for this target audience.
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