American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting
American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting
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Keefer L, et al. Abstract S0641. Presented at: The American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting (Virtual). Oct. 26-28, 2020.

Disclosures: Keefer reports financial ties to Trellus Health.
October 27, 2020
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VIDEO: 'Building warriors': Resilience training in IBD

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Keefer L, et al. Abstract S0641. Presented at: The American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting (Virtual). Oct. 26-28, 2020.

Disclosures: Keefer reports financial ties to Trellus Health.
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In this exclusive video from the American College of Gastroenterology Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting, Laurie Keefer, PhD, from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai discusses her presentation on the GRITT method, a resilience-based care model for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

In the study, researchers compared health care use between groups of patients with IBD who received multidisciplinary care with the GRITT method and a group of control patients. The GRITT method included personalized care comprising nursing care and social work, as well as nutritional and psychological support over more than 6 months.

Graduates of the GRITT program saw a 90% reduction in emergency department visits and an 88% drop in hospitalizations, while individuals in the control group experienced a 65% increase in hospitalizations.

“When we increase people’s resilience, we can actually improve their health care outcomes,” Keefer said in the video. “It’s not just about managing depression and anxiety, it’s about building warriors in our patients.”