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Please read this page, which explains the study, then click "Next".

You can take part if:
  • You have a diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis / Ulcerative Proctitis (Colitis) or Indeterminate Colitis (sometimes called Crohn's Colitis)
  • You are currently prescribed azathioprine (click here for brand names) or mesalazine (click here for brand names) for IBD
  • You are at least 18 years of age

What is this study for?

We are developing a support service for people with IBD to help them with their treatment. The support service is currently in its early stages. We want people to try this version of the support service so that we can use their feedback to make improvements.

If you take part in this study, you will help us to develop our support service. If you take part, you may benefit from personalised information and activities about your medicine. More information about us.

What will taking part involve?

This study starts with a questionnaire. It then gives you personalised support to help you think through your treatment decisions regarding azathioprine or mesalazine.
  1. Answer a survey to tell us about you and what you think about your medicines (20 minutes)
  2. Receive information and exercises personalised to you (20 minutes)
  3. Give feedback online (3 minutes)
  4. Fill in a survey online in 1 week and 1 month and 6 months time (10 minutes each time). We will email you to remind you when it is time to fill in the surveys.
  5. You might be asked to take part in a telephone interview to give feedback about the study. This would take about 20 minutes.
Please take your time with the website. Allow yourself 45 minutes to look at it today.

If you later decide you don't want to take part you can withdraw without giving a reason.


After you have filled in the questionnaire we will ask you for your first name and email address so that you can use the activities that are part of the support service, and can login again in the future.

Sometimes people worry that their personal information will be given to a third party. However, everything you tell us is confidential and will not go beyond the research team. We will not pass your personal details to any third parties. All information will be stored on a password protected computer in a locked office and will be destroyed after 5 years.

Any questions? Please contact us.

This is a research study from the School of Pharmacy, University of London. More about the research team.
If you are re-visiting this site to see the information again, please contact us and we will email you a copy.