Psychology and Attitudes of People with Ileostomies and Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis

Researchers at the University of Roehampton are investigating the impact of psychological factors and cognitive processes on help seeking behaviours and attitudes towards therapy in individuals with ileostomies and ileal pouch anal anastomosis.

If you are 18 years or older, live in the UK, have a diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis and have either:

  • A permanent ileostomy,
  • Temporary ileostomy,
  • Or j-pouch,

then researchers are asking if you can participate in an online survey exploring individuals’ emotional experiences and their thoughts towards mental health services.

This new study aims to examine how psychological factors and cognitive processes impact help seeking behaviours and attitudes towards therapy for individuals who have ileostomies and ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA). 

If you are interested and would like more information about this opportunity, please:


This research study is NOT funded or organised by Crohn's & Colitis UK and, therefore, we cannot take responsibility for your involvement in the research. It is a patient’s choice to take part.