The current state of emergency related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic represents a difficult period for both patients and doctors, as we face a new enemy, of which little or nothing is known, and which requires everyone's collaboration to overcome the problem. For this reason, we invite you to answer the questions in this survey in order to better understand the concerns and fears of patients with inflammatory bowel disease in the context of this pandemic.
This survey has been co-designed with Pr. Silvio Danese Head of the IBD Center at Humanitas University Hospital in Milan and was originally thought for the Italian IBD patient community, given the particularly serious situation in Italy. After a quick consultation with the EFCCA Board it was decided to involve all its members and publish the English version immediately. Thanks to the prompt reaction of many associations and volunteers, several translations are about to be published.
EFCCA will inform its network as soon as the other languages are available.
The main objective of this survey is to collect general information on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the IBD patient community. We are aware that this survey is not able to capture all national differences and sensitivities, however, we hope that with the effort of all of us we can get a general picture which will help us to better support people with IBD.
Please stay on your medications and talk to your treating physicians if you have any concerns.
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