The Quality of Life in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis and Concomitant Subclinical Atherosclerosis

I.V. Chopei, T.M. Ternushchak, S.S. Filip
2015 Gastroenterologìa  
The objective of this study was to evaluate the quality of life in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) of moderate severity and concomitant subclinical atherosclerosis before and after combination treatment with statin and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). In patients with UC and concomitant atherosclerosis we have detected deterioration in quality of life mostly by the components of physical health (SF-36 questionnaire), which is directly proportional to the degree of
more » ... is severity (p < 0.05). During combined treatment with statins and omega-3 PUFAs, there was a significant improvement in parameters of not only physical, but also mental health (p < 0.05). Analyzing data by specialized GSRS questionnaires, we have noted improvement in quality of life by three of the five scales — abdominal pain, dyspeptic and diarrheal syndromes (p < 0.05).
doi:10.22141/2308-2097.2.56.2015.81500 doaj:1fdb2d7e1d634e6496433d1ff4827b39 fatcat:7kqqriao6rho3kjcfvnvx4mh54