Factors associated with medical and psycosocioeconomic changes in IBD during the COVID-19 pandemic and post-pandemic period

Factors associated with medical and psycosocioeconomic changes in IBD during the COVID-19 pandemic and post-pandemic period

May, 2021 

The pandemic of COVID-19 had posed challenges in every aspect of the people’s life. COVID-19 had affected all age groups in both previously healthy individuals and those with chronic disease including IBD. This study aimed to investigate the occurrence and factors associated with psychosocioeconomical and medical changes in patients with IBD during the COVID-19 pandemic and post-pandemicperiod in China.

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IBD patients in Ukraine

Our colleagues from the Ukrainian IBD patient association ¨Fulfilling Life" have prepared this important survey on the current situation of IBD patients affected by the war in Ukraine. 

The survey gives an overview of the immediate effects, medical care during the war as well as other urgent aspects.


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Patient Advocacy and Safety Conference

On 15th November 2016, more than 70 patient advocates and physicians from across the European Union attended the Patient Advocacy and Safety conference at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. 

The aim of the conference was to explore the topic of biologics and biosimilars and how different policies and practices across Europe impact on patients. Patient advocates raised concerns around non-medical switching, tracking and traceability, and informed patient consent. 

Click on the attached file to download the final report.

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EFCCA to co-chair Public Health Day on IBD at UEG Week

EFCCA is going to co-chair the Public Health Day on IBD to take place on 18 October 2014 in Austria on the occasion of UEG Week.

United European Gastroenterology (UEG) is organising this Public Health Day at UEG Week 2014 in collaboration with EFCCA, the Austrian Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis Association (OMCCV), Austrian Coeliac Society (OAZ), Association Of European Coeliac Societies (AOECS) and IBS Support Group (ÖPRD).

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World IBD Day 2014

Running together to raise awareness on IBD

On 18 May 2014 the European Federation of Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis Associations (EFCCA)  will participate in the Brussels half marathon to raise awareness about Crohn´s Disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD are two serious, chronic digestive diseases which which affect over 3 million people in Europe. IBD can be kept under control with medication, but despite extensive research there is currently no known cause or cure for IBD.

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"IBD and Me" Teenage Transition Website

IBD and Me’
Teenage Transition Website

The transition from paediatric to adult care for young people living with IBD is ideally a staged process where young adults are gradually integrated into adult care. Viewing this transition as only an isolated ‘event’ can mean that young people reach adult services not possessing the skills required to self-manage their condition, and run the risk of drop-out or health-negating non-adherence.

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