Between 20 and 25% of babies would experience episodes of severe colic in their first months of life, according to the Health Observatory. To relieve babies, just like their often distraught parents, a team of pediatricians and general practitioners led by Dr Marc Bellaïche (gastro-pediatrician at Robert-Debré University Hospital) has developed ColiQ, an online evaluation questionnaire. ‘after an observational study of 1300 parents of children aged 2 to 12 weeks.
Evaluate, to better relieve baby
The principle of the platform is simple: the family doctor invites parents to answer several questions online. The completed questionnaire delivers a score on the severity of the disorders and the consequences on family life: mild, medium or high.
Every week, data on the evolution can be added, allowing the pediatrician to adapt his care if necessary. The site assures us that all information remains confidential and is only exchanged between patients and doctors.