Research opportunity on distress and IBD

Research opportunity on distress and IBD

Researchers at King’s College London have been developing a new assessment scale to identify and assess disease-related distress in people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

The preliminary development and refinement has been completed, and the new distress scale – the IBD-DS – is now ready for final testing. Researchers are looking for people to take part in this final testing phase. 

Participants do not have to feel distressed by their IBD - a mix of approximately 350 people who do and do not feel distressed is needed for the study in order to prove that the new scale can detect these differences. Participants need to have a confirmed diagnosis of IBD, and be at least 17 years old.

The study will involve completing the IBD-DS on two occasions, about three weeks apart. The documents will be sent to participants to complete at home, and prepaid envelopes will be provided to return them. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the study, and would like to receive the study information leaflet and related documents, please contact Tiffany Wade, Research Assistant by email:

Alternatively, you can contact Tiffany by telephone 020 7848 3526, or by post:

Dr Lesley Dibley c/o Tiffany Wade
Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery
King’s College London
James Clerk Maxwell Building
57 Waterloo Road

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.