Background: A collaborative group of gastroenterologists from the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has worked on this survey questionnaire. The questionnaire is part of a research survey about the awareness of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). This questionnaire is sent to you in your role as a physician. A high response rate increases the validity of the study. Answering the survey is estimated to take about 5 minutes.

Voluntary participation: It is voluntary to participate in the study and you can refrain from participation at any time without having to explain why. There is no reimbursement for participation.

Confidentiality: The data will be handled anonymously and with confidentiality. Access to primary reported material will be restricted to the research team (your employer or other members will not have access to your answers). It will not be possible to detect individuals when reading reports from the study.

“Please answer this questionnaire on the basis of your current knowledge. Kindly do not make use of internet or other reading source. Your loyalty in this regard is highly appreciated.”

Dr KK Aggarwal And HCFI

Dr Vineet Ahuja, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, AIIMS, New Delhi, Email:

Dr Saurabh Kedia, Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, AIIMS, New Delhi,
Email:, Mobile - 9964952536

1. What is your current position? *
2 Age (in years) *
Your answer
3. Sex: *
4. Is your practice: *
5. Practice location *
6. In which state /union territory of India are you practicing? *
Your answer
Disease Specific Questions
1. Do you think that inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD: Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s Disease) are common in India?
2. Which of the diseases is seen more commonly in your practice?
3. Do you think that the overall disease burden of IBD in India is one of the highest in the World?
4. How often do you think of ulcerative colitis, when a patient presents with bleeding per rectum?
5. In a patient with chronic colicky abdominal pain with recurrent sub-acute intestinal obstruction and weight loss, in addition to intestinal tuberculosis, how often have you thought of Crohn’s disease?
6. Are you aware that CD and ITB are difficult to differentiate from each other?
7. Do you think that the numbers of Intestinal TB cases are decreasing and numbers of Crohn’s disease cases are increasing in India?
8. How often do you encounter patients of IBD in your clinical practice?
9. i) What is the usual socioeconomic background of your patients with IBD?
9. ii) What is the background of your patients with IBD?
10. i) Are you aware that IBD requires long-term treatment and follow-up?
10. ii) Are you aware that Ulcerative Colitis can lead to Colorectal Cancer?
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