The complexity of evaluating and increasing adherence in inflammatory bowel disease

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Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), due to their chronic and progressive nature, require lifelong treatment to relief and/or prevent inflammation and symptoms, obtaining mucosal healing at best. Therefore, adherence to treatment is an essential topic to address when treating patients with IBD. Nonetheless, adherence remains a common and complex issue in IBD care. Patient characteristics such as young age, male sex and employment has previously been verified as possible predictors of non-adherence. Additionally, evaluating adherence in itself is a challenge since both accurate and easy-to-use screening tools as well as golden standards are lacking.

Original languageEnglish
JournalRevista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)539-541
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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