Background & AimsTo assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), and to compare it with that of the general population. Also, to examine changes in HRQoL in newly diagnosed PSC patients at a follow-up 1-2years later, and to compare their HRQoL with HRQoL of newly diagnosed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. Furthermore, sources of and need for disease-related information among PSC patients were surveyed. MethodsPrimary sclerosing cholangitis patients filled in the survey questionnaire when attending an endoscopic retrograde cholangiography examination. The 15D served as a general HRQoL instrument. The follow-up questionnaire was mailed to the newly diagnosed patients 1-2years later. ResultsNo significant difference was seen in 15D scores between PSC patients and general population, but the dimensions of excretion (P<0.001), depression (P=0.003), distress (P=0.003) and vitality (P=0.005) were significantly lower in PSC. Age and symptoms affected HRQoL but severity of biliary changes did not. Those with newly diagnosed IBD had lower 15D scores than those with PSC. No significant changes were observed in 15D scores of new PSC patients in the follow-up. Many patients were dissatisfied with information received. ConclusionNewly diagnosed PSC patients have better HRQoL than do IBD patients, and no significant HRQoL changes were observed in the mean follow-up of 1.58years after PSC diagnosis. ERC findings did not correlate with HRQoL or symptoms. HRQoL of PSC patients was mostly comparable with that of general population, but special attention should be paid to patients' psychological well-being.
|Titolo:||Health-related quality of life among patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis|
TENCA, ANDREA (Secondo)
|Parole Chiave:||Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography; Health-related quality of life; Inflammatory bowel disease; Primary sclerosing cholangitis|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/12 - Gastroenterologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||set-2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/liv.12775|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|