Post Edited (mommaduck) : 9/1/2008 8:17:25 AM (GMT-6)
You are correct in what you say about formula composition. All the formulas seem to work about the same, although some people will respond to one type of formula and not another (it's trial and error). I think the qualms about Ensure come from older studies that seemed to show that higher-fat, whole-protein formulas weren't as effective as lower-fat, amino-acid formulas. However, later studies showed that this was not the case and that the different formula types were equally effective.
My daughter was first diagnosed with Crohn's disease November 2003. I had never heard of the diseased prior to her diagnosis. Since that discovery, I’ve numerous hours researching the disease and the various treatment options available for treating and managing the disease.
I’m currently enrolled in a MS degree in Health Informatics at the University of Missouri, and I need to write a thesis. For my thesis, I have written a survey specifically designed for patient's suffering from Crohn's disease. The survey is intended to collect data about the treatment methods used by the patients, their knowledge of the treatment options available for treating/managing the disease, and the primary sources of information they used for educating themselves about the disease and it’s treatment options.
I would greatly appreciate if you could take a few moments to fill out the survey. Your personal experience is very important and I would like to hear about it. The survey form is fully encrypted, contains no personally identifiable information, and has been approved by the University of Missouri IRB. Parents of children diagnosed with the disease can fill out the survey on behalf of their child. I will make my thesis available once I’ve completed it, which I’m projecting to be somewhere in the October-November time frame.
I have received permission from Peter Waite of HealingWell to post this survey.
The URL for the survey is:
Thanks in advance for your support,