Inflammatory Bowel Disease is an incurable disease that affects approximately 1 in 200 young Australians, with increasing incidence worldwide. Up to 25% of patients are diagnosed <20 years of age, many in the paediatric services. Transition to adult care is a complex and high risk time for all patients with chronic diseases, and IBD is no exception. Monash has recently established a dedicated young adult IBD clinic under Dr Ed Giles. This unique service in Australia is based on limited overseas models, however the evidence for the success of such clinics remains limited. This project would involve a combined approach of assessing the outcome of the establishment of this service through audit and prospective evaluation of patient outcomes, as well as patient satisfaction data. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish further information or preliminary data for this project.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease, transition, paediatrics
School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health / Hudson Institute of Medical Research » Paediatrics
Masters by research
Monash Clayton Campus