Table 3

Multiple logistic regression with the outcome of having experienced at least one of three moderate to extreme difficulties in domestic activities (grocery shopping, cooking, household task) in the past week, due to IBD

VariableDifficulty with domestic activities*
(n/total) % experiencedOR (95% CI)P value
Sex
 Male(20/71) 28.21.772 (0.854 to 3.675)0.124
 Female(74/158) 46.80.991 (0.965 to 1.018)0.494
Age†
 Disease type CD(64/155) 41.31.051 (0.510 to 2.169)0.892
 UC+IBD U(30/74) 40.5
Clinical disease activity
 Quiescent(60/170) 35.32.016 (0.981 to 4.140)0.056
 Active(34/59) 57.6
Stoma
 No(82/205) 40.01.545 (0.519 to 4.596)0.434
 Yes(12/24) 50.0
Employment
 Not paid(38/76) 50.00.589 (0.291 to 1.191)0.589
 Paid(56/153) 36.6
Household composition
 No children(48/134) 35.81.397 (0.716 to 2.726)0.327
 Children(46/95) 48.4
Fatigue‡
 None/mild(5/75) 6.716.160 (6.053 to 43.141)0
 Moderate to extreme(89/153) 58.2
  • Values of p<0.05 are shown in bold. Moderate to extreme difficulties experienced by 94 of 229 patients.

  • *Outcome of experiencing one or more moderate to extreme difficulties in domestic activities in the past week, due to IBD.

  • †Age displayed as a continuous variable.

  • ‡Fatigue measured with the IBD-DI, categorised into none and mild difficulty with fatigue and moderate to extreme difficulty with fatigue.

  • CD, Crohn’s disease; IBD, inflammatory bowel disease; IBD-DI, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Disability Index; IBD-U, inflammatory bowel disease unclassified; UC, ulcerative colitis.