This trial has been completed.

Condition inflammatory bowel disease
Sponsor University of Manitoba
Start date June 2014
End date June 2016
Trial size 105 participants
Trial identifier NCT02152241, H2014:155


Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are group of immune system disorders characterized by a chronic course with remission and relapses. Canada is one of the countries with the highest prevalence and incidence rates of IBD with 25% of patients present in children and adolescents.

As with any chronic illness, IBD diagnosed early in life has a significant impact on the physical, emotional and social development of those affected. Consequently, it is logical to speculate that patients with IBD may not do as well in education levels or employment status attained compared to their peers without IBD. If this were the case, then interventions could begin in childhood to better prepare patients with IBD for the challenges of living with a chronic disease. Alternatively, if it is shown that they reach comparable social or employment milestones as adults compared to unaffected peers then this would be enormously reassuring to children and their parents.

Properly designed studies to help in defining more appropriate interventions to these patients are needed.

The proposed study includes circulating a survey to evaluate the functioning level of adult patients with IBD who were diagnosed during their childhood. The participants will be asked a series of questions regarding their highest level of educational achievement, the nature of their current employment, and their current marital status. The question format will parallel that of the Canadian Community Health Survey from which data from an age matched healthy adult Manitobans will be extracted and used as another control group. Responses will be analysed for any possible differences between these groups.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Time perspective cross-sectional
Adult patients with IBD diagnosed during childhood

Primary Outcomes

Functional outcome (highest level of education attained and current occupation) of those with IBD compared to age and sex-matched healthy adult Manitobans
time frame: 12 months

Secondary Outcomes

Functional outcome of patients with Crohn's disease (CD) versus those with ulcerative colitis (UC)
time frame: 12 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 24 years up to 40 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - adult patients who were initially diagnosed with IBD in childhood or adolescence (diagnosis was made < age of 18 years) and who were followed by the Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology at the Winnipeg Children's Hospital from 1974 - 2009. Exclusion Criteria: - Patients in whom the diagnosis of IBD was not fully established following the current North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) guidelines for diagnosing IBD i.e. had clinical, radiologic and endoscopic evidence of IBD (2). - Control participants with other chronic debilitating diseases (e.g. malignancy, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, etc..) that may affect quality of life and functional outcome

Additional Information

Official title Long-term Functional Outcome of Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Principal investigator Wael El-Matary, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Manitoba.