Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine what explanatory models are pediatric IBD providers employing when communicating regarding IBD to children.

Specific Aims:

Aim 1: To identify and describe the explanatory models providers use to explain IBD to pediatric patients.

Aim 2: To characterize and explain the explanatory models providers use to explain autoimmunity in IBD.

Aim 3: To characterize the variation in explanatory models for pediatric IBD for patients of varying developmental stages.

Contact: Catalina Berenblum-Tobi

Additional Links:

Physicians’ Explanatory Models of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Qualitative Interview Study

Medical Student and Professor with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Join Forces to Help Pediatricians Understand the Power of Words Article from UNC Health

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