Crohnology blog: “Doctor Thyself: How Patients Self-Care”

The site Crohnology, well known patient community for patients with IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), recently started focusing their blog on explaining IBD- focused research to patients. Their most recent blog post describes a study that studied what patients with IBD do for self-care. This is a topic dear to our hearts and we are doubly thrilled to see that SPM, our founder Tom Fergusson and our member Hugo Campos are all mentioned in the post.

http://blog.crohnology.com/2015/08/20/doctor-thyself-how-patients-self-care/

The study concludes:

A decision to actively participate in the care of a chronic illness is a prerequisite for self-care. Healthcare professionals must consider patients’ potential for and desire for self-care when giving advice on self-care activities. Doing so may be effective in a healthier life.

That could be a little stronger: doing so will definitely be effective in a healthier life. As always, more research is needed, but this is an important first step in exploring the self-care that is crucial to IBD patient’s health and well-being.

 

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