Clinical Research Study Viewer

Peer Mentoring to Improve Self-Management in Youth With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

What is the purpose of this study?

We are evaluating a mentoring program to help children and teens live well with IBD, and we are comparing it to an educational program.  This study will determine if the mentoring program is helpful, and help improve it.

Who can participate in this study?

  • Youth with IBD ages 10 to 15 can participate in the study (diagnosed at any time).  
  • 16- and 17-year-olds who have been diagnosed with IBD in the past 6 months can participate in the study.
  • People ages 16 – 30 who have had IBD for at least 1 year and are managing it well can participate in the study as mentors after passing a screening process.   

What will happen during this study?

There are 3 study visits for completing questionnaires.  After the first study visit, participants will be put in the Mentoring Program or an Educational Program (there’s a 50/50 chance for each).  The Mentoring Program is a year-long, one-on-one relationship with a mentor with group activities and a parent group.  The Educational Program consists of bimonthly IBD educational group activities for a year.

Who can I contact for more information?

For more details, please contact the Program Coordinator at 614-722-4744.  This study is funded by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000