Psychosocial issues in evidence-based guidelines on inflammatory bowel diseases: a review

Häuser, Winfried, Moser, Gabriele, Klose, Petra and Mikocka-Walus, Antonina 2014, Psychosocial issues in evidence-based guidelines on inflammatory bowel diseases: a review, World journal of gastroenterology, vol. 20, no. 13, pp. 3663-3671, doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i13.3663.

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Title Psychosocial issues in evidence-based guidelines on inflammatory bowel diseases: a review
Author(s) Häuser, Winfried
Moser, Gabriele
Klose, Petra
Mikocka-Walus, AntoninaORCID iD for Mikocka-Walus, Antonina
Journal name World journal of gastroenterology
Volume number 20
Issue number 13
Start page 3663
End page 3671
Total pages 9
Publisher Baishideng Publishing Group
Place of publication Hong Kong, China
Publication date 2014-04-07
ISSN 2219-2840
Keyword(s) Anxiety
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Summary AIM: To study statements and recommendations on psychosocial issues as presented in international evidence-based guidelines on the management of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

METHODS: MEDLINE, guidelines International Network, National Guideline Clearing House and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence were searched from January 2006 to June 30, 2013 for evidence-based guidelines on the management of IBD.

RESULTS: The search yielded 364 hits. Thirteen guidelines were included in the review, of which three were prepared in Asia, eight in Europe and two in the United States. Eleven guidelines made statements and recommendations on psychosocial issues. The guidelines were concordant in that mental health disorders and stress do not contribute to the aetiology of IBD, but that they can influence its course. It was recommended that IBD-patients should be screened for psychological distress. If indicated, psychotherapy and/or psychopharmacological therapy should be recommended. IBD-centres should collaborate with mental health care specialists. Tobacco smoking patients with Crohn's disease should be advised to quit.

CONCLUSION: Patients and mental health specialists should be able to participate in future guideline groups to contribute to establishing recommendations on psychosocial issues in IBD. Future guidelines should acknowledge the presence of psychosocial problems in IBD-patients and encourage screening for psychological distress.
Language eng
DOI 10.3748/wjg.v20.i13.3663
Field of Research 110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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