Fatigue is a common phenomenon in IBD patients, which contributes significantly to the burden of the disease. The pathophysiology of IBD-related fatigue is considered multifactorial, but at present the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown. Based on the literature and the data presented in this thesis, we propose a multifactorial conceptual model in which both somatic and psychological factors are accounted for fatigue.

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Keywords Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Fatigue
Promotor C.J. van der Woude (Janneke)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor Financial support was kindly provided by the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Erasmus MC, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, Dr. Falk Pharma Benelux BV, Olympus Nederland BV, Tramedico BV, Abbvie BV, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Gastroenterologie, Zambon Nederland BV, Ferring BV, Vifor Pharma Nederland BV, Takeda Nederland BV, Pentax Medical.
ISBN 978-94-6259-826-3
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/78966
Vogelaar, L. (2015, October 6). Exploring Fatigue in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/78966