© Borgis - Nowa Medycyna 1/2017, s. 2
Editorial by the Editor-In-Chief
In our current edition we are happy to present you with two original papers whose authors discuss a holistic approach to the patient whereby not only the patient’s physical symptoms are considered, but also their overall quality of life that is affected by psychological, social and professional aspects alike. The first of them deals with the influence of the patient’s acceptance of their chronic condition, such as Crohn’s disease, on their quality of life. For the study, the authors used their own survey covering 22 questions related to factors such as the duration of the disease, its clinical manifestations, complications, the therapy used so far, and the demographics. Based on the material collected from the analysed group of patients, the authors have concluded that the patient’s adaptation to the new situation in their life, namely their chronic disease, their positive attitude to therapy, and their motivation and acceptance of the experienced condition all have a beneficial effect on their quality of life. The paper also discusses the results of the study against the background of the current literature of the subject as regards given parameters, including the patients’ sex, age and stage of the disease.
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