The Prevalence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms in High School Students in Abadan City in 2016
Author(s): Zeinab Raiesifar, Khadijeh Moradbeygi, Noorollah Tahery, Mohammad Saberian, Razieh Shirzadegan, Pouriya Darabiyan, Afsaneh Raiesifar
Background and Purpose: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional bowel disorder that is thought to be due to a disorder of brain-gut function and a chronic and debilitating functional gastrointestinal disorder that affects 9%-23% of the population across the world. This problem (IBS) is the second cause of absenteeism from the work and school, too. There is classification system for IBS (Rome IV classification system).
Method: The purpose of this descriptive cross-sectional study was determination Prevalence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms in High School female Students in Abadan City in 2016. In this study, using a two-part questionnaire designed by the researcher, one part of which was demographic information, and the second part was IBS symptoms, 1044 girls were classified using random sampling method. After collecting data, data were analyzed by SPSS software version 19 and descriptive statistics tests. P value less than 0.05 was considered significant.
Findings: The age range of participants was between the ages of 14 and 18 and their mean age was 16 ± 2. The findings of this study showed that the most common symptoms of IBS include abdominal pain (66.4%), diarrhea (46.7%), constipation (42.5%).
Conclusion: According to the results of the study, it can be said that the symptoms of IBS are high among high school female students, thus clarifying the need for more attention to this issue.