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iPeer2Peer Study

The iPeer2Peer Program for Youth with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Maritime Principal Investigator:
Anthony Otley, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics
IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University

Study sponsors: Hospital for Sick Children and Crohn’s & Colitis Canada.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with IBD (including Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis) by a physician
  • 12-18 years old
  • Speak and read English
  • Access to a computer, smartphone or tablet capable of using free Skype software
  • Willing and able to do online surveys

Purpose: To test if using an online peer support program can improve the overall well-being of teens with IBD.

What’s involved? Teens who join the study are given access to a 15-week online peer mentoring program with a trained peer mentor; are asked to answer a set of surveys online at 3 different points in time; and have an end-of-study 30-minute interview.

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