P647 A pilot study: The importance of cognitive flexibility and flexibility in coping with stress for the quality of life in inflammatory bowel disease patients during biological therapy
A. Rudnik*1,2, G. Piotrowicz2, M. Basińska3, G. Rydzewska4,5, V. Rashedi6,7
1University of Gdansk, Institute of Psychology, Gdansk, Poland, 2Independent Public Health Care of the Ministry of the Internal Affairs, Department of Gastroenterology, Gdansk, Poland, 3Kazimierz Wielki University, Department of Clinical Psychology, Bydgoszcz, Poland, 4Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior and Administration, Department of Gastroenterology, Warsaw, Poland, 5Jan Kochanowski University, The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Kielce, Poland, 6Iran University of Medical Sciences, School of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health (Tehran Institute of Psychiatry), Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 7University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Iranian Research Centre on Aging, Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
There are studies demonstrating the relationship between psychological factors and efficiency of treatment in the course of the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The biological treatment is an alternative therapy for IBD patients in whom conventional therapy failed. They often experience ups and downs, which makes it increasingly important to provide this group with appropriate psychological counselling. It is possible by, for example, getting to know their psychological resources and checking, whether their level is related to the quality of life. Such resources include cognitive flexibility and flexibility in coping with stress, which allow assessing the ability to cope with a change in life and adapt to new conditions.
The study group consisted of 33 adults (
A strong positive correlation (
Psychological factors, as cognitive flexibility and flexibility in coping with stress, can be considered to be resources which help to cope with challenges posed by the inflammatory bowel disease. Therefore, it is so significant to increase their level by applying psychotherapeutic methods tailored to the age and the needs of a patient.