Prospective Study
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World J Gastroenterol. Jul 21, 2021; 27(27): 4468-4480
Published online Jul 21, 2021. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v27.i27.4468
Determinants of disease-specific knowledge among children with inflammatory bowel disease and their parents: A multicentre study
Kinga Kowalska-Duplaga, Anita Gawlik-Scislo, Elzbieta Krzesiek, Elzbieta Jarocka-Cyrta, Izabella Łazowska-Przeorek, Mariusz Duplaga, Aleksandra Banaszkiewicz
Kinga Kowalska-Duplaga, Department of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków 30-663, Poland
Anita Gawlik-Scislo, Children's Hospital of the Medical University of Warsaw, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw 02-091, Poland
Elzbieta Krzesiek, Department of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw 50-369, Poland
Elzbieta Jarocka-Cyrta, Department of Pediatrics, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn 10-561, Poland
Izabella Łazowska-Przeorek, Aleksandra Banaszkiewicz, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw 02-091, Poland
Mariusz Duplaga, Department of Health Promotion and e-Health, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków 31-066, Poland
Author contributions: Kowalska-Duplaga K participated in design and oversight of the study, was involved with data collection, made critical revisions related to important intellectual content of the manuscript, drafted the manuscript; Gawlik-Scislo A involved with data collection, interpreted the results of the study; Krzesiek E involved with data collection; Jarocka-Cyrta E involved with data collection; Łazowska-Przeorek I involved with data collection, interpreted the results of the study; Duplaga M performed data analysis, drafted the manuscript, making critical revisions related to important intellectual content of the manuscript, interpreted the results of the study; Banaszkiewicz A participated in design and oversight of the study, involved with data collection, drafted the manuscript, making critical revisions related to important intellectual content of the manuscript; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was approved by the University Bioethical Committee (Consent No. AKBE/120/16).
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflict of interests.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
CONSORT 2010 statement: The authors have read the CONSORT 2010 Statement, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the CONSORT 2010 Statement.
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Corresponding author: Aleksandra Banaszkiewicz, PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Medical University of Warsaw, Zwirki i Wigury 63a, Warsaw 02-091, Poland. aleksandra.banaszkiewicz@wum.edu.pl
Received: April 6, 2021
Peer-review started: April 6, 2021
First decision: May 27, 2021
Revised: June 2, 2021
Accepted: July 5, 2021
Article in press: July 5, 2021
Published online: July 21, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: This was a prospective study that assessed the disease-related knowledge regarding paediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among children and their parents using previously validated IBD-knowledge inventory device (IBD-KID). The variables originating from parent’s knowledge, were significantly associated with patient’s IBD-KID score. Parents of patients treated with immunosuppressive agents showed higher diseases-specific knowledge. The results of the study indicate the need to implement better education programmes for patients and parents.