Title

Perceived effect of pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases on academics, college planning, and college adjustment.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2022

Identifier

DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2020.1781869

Abstract

ObjectiveTo examine the relationship between perceived effect of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) on high school academics and college planning on college adjustment. Participants: Participants (N = 97) were college students with IBD. Methods: Participants completed an online survey including the Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire and study-developed questions assessing the perceived impact of their diagnosis on their high school academics and college planning. Results: Most participants reported average college adjustment across domains, except personal-emotional adjustment with 47% of participants falling within the very low to low ranges. Nearly half reported IBD impacted their choice of college (49%). The impact of IBD on college planning was most consistently associated with domains of college adjustment. Conclusions: IBD severely impacts college planning, decision-making, and adjustment in college-bound youth. Perceiving that having a chronic illness impacts college planning may result in greater difficulty with academic adjustment, attachment to the institution, and social adjustment during college.

Journal Title

Journal of American college health : J of ACH

Volume

70

Issue

3

First Page

940

Last Page

947

Keywords

College adjustment; inflammatory bowel diseases; school functioning

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