World IBD Day: EFCCA launches survey on IBD

‘IBD has no age’ is a campaign, created in 2022 by the European Federation of Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis Associations (EFCCA), to raise awareness on how Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) impacts on the lives of people aged 60 years and over. EFCCA represents 46 national patient associations on Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, collectively known as IBD, and is partner of the ImmUniverse project.

For this year’s World IBD Day 2023, celebrated on 19th of May, EFCCA launches a survey on people with IBD aged 60 years and over to investigate questions related to both quality of care and quality of life.

Why does the focus lie on people with IBD aged 60 years and over? While IBD commonly peaks in young adulthood, a significant 10% to 15% of newly diagnosed people with IBD are 60 years and over. Moreover, it is estimated that in the next decade, one third of all patients with IBD will be older adults, meaning 60 years of age and above.

The survey is available in 17 languages. For more info, please visit the dedicated EFCCA webpage.