Living with inflammatory bowel disease: the experiences of adults of South Asian origin

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Globally IBD is most prevalent in Europe and North America, and in recent years there has been an increase in incidence in people of South Asian origin living in these countries. However, little is known about their experience of the condition. This is of concern because it has been known for some time that minority ethnic groups with a range of health conditions encounter barriers to accessing acceptable health and other support services.

The aim of the LISA Project was to describe what living with IBD is like for South Asian adults, and to understand whether ethnicity impacts on this experience and, if so, how.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationYork
PublisherSocial Policy Research Unit, University of York
Commissioning bodyCROHN'S AND COLITIS UK
Number of pages113
ISBN (Print)978-1-907265-32-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015


  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • colitis
  • South Asians

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