International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | Saudi Arabia | Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017

Prevalence of IBS among Medical Students in Hail University: A Cross - Sectional Study

Abdurehman Ali | Mohamed Al Harbi | Saleh Al Harbi

Abstract: Objectives Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder & is the most commonly diagnosed one by gastroenterologists. In this study, we aim to explore the frequency of IBS among medical students in Hail, and the factors associated with this disorder among them. Methods A cross sectional study was carried out among medical students of all academic levels in in Hail region, Hail University. Data for the study were collected throughout March and May 2016-2017 in Hail. using a validated, s anonymous online questionnaire. The questionnaire included two main sections Demographics, Rome III Criteria. Results IBS Mixed was by 20 student, with IBS-constipation by 26 student, IBS dirrhea. Age most commonly associated between 21-23. IBS highest among those who living with family by 26 student. Gender, marital status and parents living situation were not considerable. . As academic level increased in 6th and they likely to have IBS than 1st years. particent who do regular exercise protective against IBS eating habits, hours of sleep, smoking status and participating in regular exercise impact on risk of IBS Conclusion The prevalence of IBS is 15 % among medical students in hail region age, living situation, advanced academic years, family or personal history, or an episode of travellers diarrhoea were the main predictors of IBS. . We recommend offering psychological and emotional support as well as stress management courses in order to deal with stress faced by medical students during their academic education

Keywords: Irritable bowel syndrome, medical students, stress, anxiety

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017,

Pages: 1752 - 1756

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