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Raiesifar Z, Baraz S, Raiesifar A. The Prevalence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms Among High School Students in Abadan, Iran. J. Pediatr. Rev. 2019; 7 (5) :11-11
URL: http://jpr.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-287-en.html
1- Department of Nursing, School and Midwifery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
2- Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
3- Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.
Abstract:   (1211 Views)
Background: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal disease and is a common cause for referral to gastroenterologists and the second cause of absence from the workplace and school. Diagnosis is based on clinical manifestations and ruling out other diseases. 
Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on female high school students in Abadan, Iran in 2016. A randomized stratified sampling method was used to select the participants. A total of 1044 individuals were included. A two-part questionnaire was designed by the researcher composed of a demographic form and a part assessing IBS symptoms. Data was analyzed in SPSS V. 18 software using descriptive statistics. The P value less than 0.05 was considered as being statistically significant.
Results: The age range of participants was 14-18 years with the Mean±SD age of 16±2 years. The findings of this study showed that the most common symptoms of IBS were abdominal pain (66.4%), diarrhea (46.7%), and constipation (42.5%).
Conclusions: The symptoms of IBS are frequent among high school female students; therefore, there is a need for more attention to this issue.
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Type of Study: Narrative Review | Subject: Dermatology
Accepted: 2020/04/21 | Published: 2019/12/18

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