Psychosocial Impact of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Among Teachers in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
American Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume 5, Issue 2, March 2017, Pages: 18-21
Received: Feb. 7, 2017; Accepted: Feb. 18, 2017; Published: Mar. 9, 2017
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Hyder Mirghani, Medical Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tabuk University, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Abdulateef Elbadawi, Community Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tabuk University, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Talal Khalid Alanazi, Medical Interns, Faculty of Medicine, Tabuk University, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Abdulaziz Hamoud Alanazi, Medical Interns, Faculty of Medicine, Tabuk University, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Abdullah Gblan Alrashidy, Medical Interns, Faculty of Medicine, Tabuk University, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Saleh Alshehri, Medical Interns, Faculty of Medicine, Tabuk University, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
MeshalFaleh Alenezi, Medical Interns, Faculty of Medicine, Tabuk University, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
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Abstract
In the present study, we aimed to study the psychosocial impact of irritable bowel syndrome among Saudi teachers in Tabuk. Across-sectional descriptive study was conducted among 362 teachers randomly selected from a total number of 60 schools in Tabuk City during the period January 2015 to June 2015. Participants were invited to sign a written informed consent, then responded t a structured questionnaire to collect socio-demographic factors, absence from work or sick leave due to IBS symptoms, partner employment, house type (own vs. rent), income, income adequacy, participation in care of children, continuous stress, excessive, and sleeping hours. Irritable bowel syndrome patients were more likely to be absent from work, took sick leave, and had more stress than those without the syndrome P-value < 0.05, no differences were evident between irritable bowel syndrome patients and healthy participants regarding income, house type, residency, level of exercise, smoking and sleeping hours P-value > 0.05. Irritable bowel syndrome patients were more prone to stress, absent from work, and took more sick leave than those without the syndrome. Screening for and the earlier detection of workers with irritable bowel syndrome could alleviate stress save working hours.
Keywords
Psychosocial, Irritable Bowel, Teachers, Saudi Arabia
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Hyder Mirghani, Abdulateef Elbadawi, Talal Khalid Alanazi, Abdulaziz Hamoud Alanazi, Abdullah Gblan Alrashidy, Mohammed Saleh Alshehri, MeshalFaleh Alenezi, Psychosocial Impact of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Among Teachers in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, American Journal of Internal Medicine. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2017, pp. 18-21. doi: 10.11648/j.ajim.20170502.11
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