DEBUT Study

Diverticulitis Evaluation of Patient Burden, Utilization & Trajectory (DEBUT) is a study examining outcomes for patients with diverticulitis. The goal of the DEBUT study is to improve diverticulitis care by better understanding

  • how doctors and patients make decisions to have elective (non-emergency) surgery to remove all or part of the colon

  • how treatment decisions affect symptoms, quality of life, and overall health

  • the impact of diverticulitis on patients’ lives

Results of this study will help to develop a patient-centered model of care for diverticulitis, inform patient and clinician decision-making, and develop future studies of new diverticulitis treatments. 


Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases under Award Number R01DK103915. REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) use for this publication at UW was supported by the National Center For Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) under Award Number UL1TR000423. REDCap use for this publication at UCLA was supported by NCATS under Award Number UL1TR000124. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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DEBUT Study by the Numbers

  • Recruiting 750 patients
  • 12 study sites
  • Following patients up to 4 years to track outcomes

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