Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: the experience of those of South Asian Origin

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) has traditionally been considered as a condition prevalent in white European populations and those of Jewish origin. In recent years, however, increasing numbers of South Asians (SAs) living in the UK are being diagnosed with this condition. Research on the illness experience of SA people in the UK with IBD is extremely limited. A much broader and more comprehensive understanding of the experiences of people with IBD from the SA communities is needed if the NHS and organisations such as Crohn's and Colitis UK are to provide appropriate, or 'culturally competent', care and support.

Further details of this study are provided by the Social Policy Research Unit site.


Funder(s): Crohn's and Colitis UK 
Start Date: November 2012
Expiry Date: May 2014 


Departmental Staff

Public Health and Society Research in the Department of Health Sciences