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Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2015 | Volume: 15 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 235-240
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2015.235.240
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Anxiety and Quality of Life in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Shahnaz Mohammadi, Maryam Izadi-Mazidi and Mahsa Akbarian-Firoozabadi

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a prevalent gastroenterological problem that has no identified pathology. There is evidence to suggest that patients with IBS suffer from mental disorders and impairment in quality of life. The aim of this study was to compare the anxiety and quality of life in iranian individuals with and without irritable bowel syndrome. A total of 60 patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and 60 healthy individuals participated in the study. The data was gathered using Cattle anxiety scale, Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36), Rome III diagnostic questionnaire and demographic forms and were analyzed through multivariate analyses of variance (MANOVA), Chi-square test and Fisher’s exact test. The results revealed that patients with IBS have more anxiety (F = 287.48, p<0.001) and less quality of life (F = 151.7, p = 0.002) compared to healthy individuals. IBS was significantly more prevalent in females and individuals who was living in urban areas (p<0.05). But, there was no significant difference in prevalence of IBS among individuals with different levels of education (p = 0.53). The IBS is associated with higher rates of anxiety and lower quality of life. This highlights the importance of management of these patients and assessing the impact of psychological interventions.
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Shahnaz Mohammadi, Maryam Izadi-Mazidi and Mahsa Akbarian-Firoozabadi, 2015. Anxiety and Quality of Life in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Journal of Medical Sciences, 15: 235-240.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2015.235.240






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