Current Gastroenterology Reports

, Volume 4, Issue 6, pp 490–496

Assessing disease activity and disease activity indices for inflammatory bowel disease

  • Feng Xiao Li
  • Lloyd R. Sutherland
Article

Abstract

A crucial step in the development of clinical trials to determine the efficacy of various therapies for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been the creation of activity indices. This article reviews the major components and operating characteristics of clinical activity indices commonly used in randomized, controlled trials of IBD therapy. In addition, the paper provides a brief overview of the developmental requirements for any new index.

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© Current Science Inc. 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Feng Xiao Li
    • 1
  • Lloyd R. Sutherland
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Community Health Sciences and MedicineUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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