Overlapping of Organic Disorders with Irritable Bowel Syndrome Among Teachers in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia Using Rome III Criteria
American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages: 1-4
Received: Nov. 28, 2016;
Accepted: Dec. 9, 2016;
Published: Jan. 13, 2017
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Abdulateef Elbadawi, Community Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tabuk University, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Hyder Mirghani, Medical 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
Meshal Faleh Alenezi, Medical Interns, Faculty of Medicine, Tabuk University, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal disorder leading to losing of work days, only 15% of patients seek medical advice. In this study, we aimed to investigate IBS among teachers in Tabuk. A cross-sectional study conducted among 362 teachers in Tabuk City during the period from January 2015 to June 2015, they were selected randomly from a total number of 25 schools, participants were invited to sign a written informed consent, then responded to a structured questionnaire based on socio-demographic data, and the Rome III criteria. The research was approved by the ethical committee of the University of Tabuk. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences was used for data analysis; the chi-square was used to compare categorical data. The result shows that IBS was evident in 14.1% of teachers, IBS patients were more likely to have travelling history, and flag signs (fever, bleeding per rectum, and loss of weight) P-value<0.05., no differences were found between teachers with IBS and those without the disease regarding age, sex, marital status, and family history of the disease P-value >0.05. In conclusion: irritable bowel syndrome is prevalent among teachers in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, flag signs and history of travel are commoner among those who fulfill the Rome III criteria. Physicians may need more tests to rule out organic disorders; large multicenter studies are required to rule the associations of IBS with microscopic colitis and carcinoma of the colon.
Talal Khalid Alanazi,
Abdulaziz Hamoud Alanazi,
Meshal Faleh Alenezi,
Overlapping of Organic Disorders with Irritable Bowel Syndrome Among Teachers in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia Using Rome III Criteria, American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine.
Vol. 5, No. 1,
2017, pp. 1-4.
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