Simple Clinical Colitis Activity Index (SCCAI) and future patient-centered telemedical care of Ulcerative Colitis patients

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Russell Walmsley Ovishek Roy


Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon of increasing prevalence characterised by periods of remission and activity. Compared to Crohn’s Disease (CD) symptom-based disease activity indices correlate fairly well with endoscopic and biometric grading of activity 1, 2, 3, 4

We review the mounting number of studies that show that the “Simple Clinical Colitis Activity Index” (SCCAI), originally developed as a physician-completed tool, is the most robust disease activity index when completed by the patient themselves5. With the expansion of telemedicine there is increasing evidence to support novel the use of web-based applications to improve outcomes in UC6. An example of this is the mobile-phone application “IBDSmartTM”, which is currently being piloted in Auckland, New Zealand7.

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WALMSLEY, Russell; ROY, Ovishek. Simple Clinical Colitis Activity Index (SCCAI) and future patient-centered telemedical care of Ulcerative Colitis patients. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 7, july 2017. ISSN 2375-1924. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 17 june 2024.
inflammatory Bowel Disease; ulcerative colitis; simple colitis activity index
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