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Psychological wellbeing and physical activity in children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease compared to healthy controls
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
ID 4392423
Author(s) Mählmann, Laura; Gerber, Markus; Furlano, Raoul I.; Legeret, Corinne; Kalak, Nadeem; Holsboer-Trachsler, Edith; Brand, Serge
Author(s) at UniBasel Gerber, Markus
Furlano, Raoul I.
Légeret, Corinne
Kalak, Nadeem
Holsboer-Trachsler, Edith
Brand, Serge
Year 2017
Title Psychological wellbeing and physical activity in children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease compared to healthy controls
Journal BMC Gastroenterology
Volume 17
Number 1
Pages / Article-Number 160
Mesh terms Adaptation, Psychological; Adolescent; Anthropometry; Blood Sedimentation; C-Reactive Protein, metabolism; Child; Exercise; Female; Hemoglobinometry; Humans; Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, psychology; Leukocytes, metabolism; Male; Quality of Life, psychology; Social Support; Surveys and Questionnaires
Abstract Children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) report impairments in daily activities, social interactions and coping. Findings regarding psychological functioning are inconsistent, while limited information is available on objectively assessed physical activity (PA). The aims of the present study were therefore to compare anthropometric dimensions, blood values, psychological functioning and PA of children and adolescents with IBD with healthy controls. Forty-seven children and adolescents took part in the study. Of these, 23 were diagnosed with IBD (mean age: 13.88 years, 44% females). The IBD group was divided into a medically well adjusted "remission-group" (n = 14; IBD-RE) and a group with an "active state" of disease (n = 8; IBD-AD). Healthy controls (n = 24; HC) were age- and gender-matched. Participants' anthropometric data, blood values and objective PA were assessed. Further, participants completed questionnaires covering socio-demographic data and psychological functioning. Participants with IBD-AD showed higher erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP) values, haemoglobin, and leukocyte values. IBD-AD had poorer psychological functioning and lower PA (average steps per day) compared to IBD-RE and HC. No mean differences were found between IBD-RE and HC. The pattern of results suggests that effective medical treatment of IBD in children and adolescents is associated with favorable physiological parameters, psychological dimensions and PA. Psychological counselling of children and adolescents in an active state of IBD seem to be advised in addition to standard treatment schedules.
Publisher BioMed Central
ISSN/ISBN 1471-230X
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1186/s12876-017-0721-7
PubMed ID
ISI-Number WOS:000417848500003
Document type (ISI) Journal Article

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