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Factors associated with pregnancy-related knowledge in women of reproductive age with inflammatory bowel disease
- Factors associated with pregnancy-related knowledge in women of reproductive age with inflammatory bowel disease
- Lee K.E.; Jung S.-A.; Yoon H.; Park S.H.; Moon C.M.; Kim E.S.; Kim S.-E.; Yang S.-K.
- Ewha Authors
- 정성애; 김성은; 문창모
- SCOPUS Author ID
- 정성애; 김성은; 문창모
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- Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
- vol. 52, no. 8, pp. 833 - 839
- Inflammatory bowel disease; knowledge; pregnancy; women
- Taylor and Francis Ltd
- SCI; SCIE; SCOPUS
- Objective: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) usually develops at a young age, and many women experience marriage, pregnancy, and delivery during the disease course. We aimed to evaluate the pregnancy-related knowledge of women with IBD in Korea and investigate the associated factors. Material and methods: A total of 270 women with IBD, aged 19–45 years, from four tertiary hospitals in Korea were administered a questionnaire comprising 17 questions from the validated Crohn’s and Colitis Pregnancy Knowledge Score (CCPKnow) that were translated into Korean. Results: The average CCPKnow score of the 270 patients was 7.47 ± 3.07; and most of the patients (51.5%) exhibited a poor knowledge level. Younger age at diagnosis, Crohn’s disease rather than ulcerative colitis, longer disease duration, anti-TNF-α medication history, higher household income, and delivery after diagnosis were associated with an appropriate level of pregnancy-related knowledge. Younger age at diagnosis (odds ratio [OR], 1.87; p =.036), anti-TNF-α therapy (OR, 1.87; p =.047), and delivery while suffering from IBD (OR, 3.07; p =.002) were independent factors affecting the pregnancy-related knowledge level. Approximately 69.6% of patients acquired related knowledge from their gastroenterology doctor, whereas 19.4% of patients intended to remain childless. Conclusions: To our knowledge, this is the first study to assess the pregnancy-related knowledge of women of reproductive-age with IBD and their perceptions by using a questionnaire in Asia. As more than half of the patients showed a poor knowledge level of IBD, a general education program should be conducted by gastroenterology doctors. © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
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