Research Ideas  

Welcome to IBD Partners Research Ideas Page!

In this area you will be able to:

  • Propose, vote on, and discuss research ideas
  • View current studies
  • View published research

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You are an active participant in  IBD Partners research prioritization process! Have you ever had a question about IBD that you wish science could answer? Tell us what research is important to you!

Here, you can submit a research idea to the community, cast your votes, and discuss research ideas proposed by other members. Please make your research question as specific as possible. Other members will vote on your research idea, and we will prioritize research ideas with the most votes.

You are allowed to vote for your own proposed research idea if you want. However, you can only vote for a total of five research ideas. If you have already cast your five votes and an idea you like even more is proposed, you can change your votes at any time to reflect your current preferences.

The research team will review all submitted ideas and provide a response to you and to the community. If your idea leads to an IBD Partners Study, you will have the opportunity to serve as a patient collaborator on the research team for that study.

We encourage you to prioritize the ideas that are most important to you, even if the research team determines that your idea is not a good fit for IBD Partners. We will share ideas labeled “Not a Good Fit” with researchers outside of our network when appropriate. We want to make sure all of your votes count!

Thanks for your participation in this important platform to help the IBD research community understand what research questions are important to patients. We are passionate about finding answers to your questions!

Published Studies

Year Publication Categories
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Can Adversely Impact Domains of Sexual Function Such as Satisfaction with Sex Life


Little research has been done exploring how inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects sexual health. In this study, investigators asked a large group of IBD patients to complete a 6-question online survey. The questions asked about sexual interest and satisfaction. Researchers found that these IBD patients had similar levels of sexual interest as the general population, but they had lower sexual satisfaction and lower quality of life as it related to their IBD. Older age, disease activity, depression, anxiety, and pain were associated with these findings. Exploring these sexual health topics during clinical encounters can help improve IBD quality of life.

Full Scientific Manuscript

Sexual dysfunctions; Physiological; Sexual health; Inflammatory bowel disease; Quality of life

Lifestyle, Health Maintenance

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