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Table 6 Self-management

From: Medication beliefs among patients with inflammatory bowel disease who report low quality of life: a qualitative study

"So usually what they tend to do is give me 100 tablets. It is nice in the sense that they trust me that I know how to control it." (female with ulcerative colitis, 30 years).
"I would just increase it (medication) myself now... before I used to go (to the doctor) really just to get the go ahead to increase. Well now I don't feel that I have to, so there's a bit more knowledge that's just come with experience." (female with ulcerative colitis, 56 years).