The top 10 research priorities for Digital Technology for Adolescents and Young Persons with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Tuesday 13 February 2024

We are delighted to announce the publication of the top 10 research priorities for digital technology for adolescents and young persons with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

This publication in the Journal of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition is the culmination of a 2 year collaboration between the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN), British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), the James Lind Alliance (JLA), and NIHR Children and Young People MedTech Co-operative.

Priority Setting Partnerships (PSP) are projects where healthcare professionals, patients and parents/carers work together to identify and prioritise unanswered questions that can be addressed by future research projects. PSPs are run with advice and oversight from the JLA. The JLA infrastructure is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).

Establishing the top 10 research priorities will ensure that researchers and healthcare professionals are aware of the areas of unmet need in this population, and encourage research to address these needs, facilitating improved patient care.

This PSP successfully identified and prioritised the top 10 unanswered questions in digital technology for young people (up to 25 years) with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The final top 10 research priorities alongside the process of prioritisation can be seen in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Infographic displaying the top 10 research priorities (J Ped Gastro Nutr 2024 ;1-7.)

To access the full publication, please use the following link.