Date of Award
Master of Medical Science (MMSc)
Deborah Proctor, MD
Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic relapsing-remitting condition that is linked with depression and anxiety and negatively impacts health-related quality of life. Despite the growing understanding that inflammatory bowel disease affects a diverse global population, there is a paucity of literature focused on health-related quality of life in inflammatory bowel disease patients from specific racial and ethnic groups, including the Hispanic population. In this cross-sectional study, we aim to explore the association between ethnicity and health-related quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Specifically, we will compare Short Form Health Survey scores between Hispanic white patients and non-Hispanic white patients. We will also investigate associations between social determinants of health and clinical variables, such as disease severity and mental health, and health-related quality of life in this population. This study will help inform clinician understanding of the specific experience of Hispanic patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Hurtado, Elizabeth, "Hispanic Ethnicity and Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease" (2022). Yale School of Medicine Physician Associate Program Theses. 130.