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Prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome and its association with perceived stress level at the International Islamic University Malaysia among nursing students

Mohammed Abdullah Al-Mahmood, Sinan and Rahim, Hamizah and Othman, Noratikah and Ibrahim, Wisam Nabeel (2018) Prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome and its association with perceived stress level at the International Islamic University Malaysia among nursing students. International Journal of Care Scholars, 1 (2). pp. 9-12. ISSN 2600-898X

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Abstract

Objective: This study aims to determine the prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and its association with perceived stress levels among nursing students at the International Islamic University Malaysia. Methods: A cross-sectional design was used in this study. A three-part questionnaire was used to gather data on stress levels and IBS symptoms. Part A posed questions on socio-demographic aspects. In part B, a Perceived Stress Scale was used to measure individuals’ perceived stress. Part C used a questionnaire developed by the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) with the support of Danone. Results: The response rate was 85.5%: out of 200 students, 171 completed the questionnaires. According to the results, there is a significant relationship between stress levels and IBS (p = 0.006), where students who experienced moderate stress (151, 88.3%) were more exposed to IBS (60, 39.7%). There is no association between the characteristics of subjects with IBS and their level of stress (P > 0.05). Conclusion: The prevalence of IBS among the students in this study was roughly moderate. The frequency of moderate stress levels was high and there was a significant association with IBS. On the other hand, subject characteristics, e.g. smoking habits, were insignificantly associated with IBS and stress level (SL).

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8169/70272
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prevalence, Irritable bowel syndrome, Perceived stress level
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Basic Medical Sciences for Nursing
Depositing User: Dr Wisam Nabeel
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2019 10:53
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2019 16:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/70272

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