Wladzia Czuber-Dochan, Nurse Research Fellow at Kings College, London, has completed face to face interviews with 20 volunteers with IBD, looking at their experience of living with fatigue. The interviews are being analysed, and a literature review on IBD and fatigue has been completed. Both of these stages will lead to the development of the first draft of a fatigue assessment questionnaire. The questionnaire will then be put through various stages of testing. The first stage of testing will take place in Autumn 2011.
A questionnaire was designed and sent to IBD nurses and gastroenterologists to establish the current level of awareness of fatigue and IBD among healthcare professionals, this will be analysed and re-tested at the end of the 4 year project.
Further information will be added here as the study progresses.Tags: fatigue, IBD nurses, IBD volunteers
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