Patients and caregivers know living with Crohn's or colitis is not easy. A recent Crohn's and Colitis Canada survey of 3,500 people living with or affected by Crohn's or colitis found half of respondents identified mental health support and education as top priorities.
Funded by Crohn's and Colitis Canada, Dr. Sara Ahola Kohut at The Hospital for Sick Children is conducting a study to help address the psychological effects of IBD she sees among young people in her clinic. In a randomized control trial, she is studying whether her iPeer2Peer program – where young patients receive support from veteran ones through a series of Skype conversations – generates positive outcomes on quality of life, symptoms like anxiety and depression, and disease self-management skills. Learn more
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