Disease Management

Optimal disease management improves patients’ overall health
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Adults with IBD reported being more likely to receive preventive careexternal icon
Adults with IBD were more likely than adults without IBD to report receiving medical advice about smoking cessation and diet, having colon cancer screening and an HIV test, and receiving a pneumococcal vaccine, flu, and tetanus vaccine.

Health-risk behaviors more common among adults with IBD
Clinicians should be aware of potential health-risk behaviors that are more prevalent among adults with IBD than those without, such as not getting enough sleep and not meeting aerobic nor muscle-strengthening physical activity guidelinesexternal icon.

Similar dietary pattern seen among adults with and without IBDexternal icon
Adults with IBD were more likely to have low dietary fiber intake compared with adults without IBD; and women with IBD were more likely to have more sugar-sweetened beverages and total added sugar compared with women without IBD.