Original Article

IJMDC. 2019; 3(1): 30-35

Assessment of Knowledge and Related Risk Factors of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Alahsa, Saudi Arabia.

Authors: Abdul Sattar Khan, Hassan Ali Alsayegh, Mustafa Mohammed Al Ali, Abdulaziz Adel Al Qurini, Hassan Fahmi AlKhars, Ali Ahmed AlKhars.

ABSTRACT

Background: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common causes of gastroenterology clinic referral. IBS patients usually complain of abdominal pain which is associated with defecation or a change in bowel habit. It causes significant impact on quality of life and results in functional disabilities. The prevalence of IBS in Saudi Arabia was found to be about 40%. This study was done to assess the knowledge and beliefs regarding IBS among AlAhsa population, Saudi Arabia. Methodology: Questionnaire was distributed electronically in conjugation with individual interviews. Questions regarding IBS knowledge and beliefs were asked. It was conducted in Alahsa during May 2018 to June 2018. Results: The result of 325 randomly selected participants was included, 54.2% were males and 45.8% were females. Their age ranged from 18 years to more than 65 years. Most of the questions were answered correctly. IBS was more prevalent in young adults. Attitude and beliefs regarding IBS also showed the acceptable rate of correct answers. 51.8% of the participants thought surgery could alleviate the symptoms of IBS. Conclusion: There should be programs regarding IBS awareness to increase the knowledge and decrease functional disabilities and impact on life.

Keywords:
Alahsa, Irritable bowel syndrome, knowledge.


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Abdul Sattar Khan
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Alahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Hassan Ali Alsayegh
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Alahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Mustafa Mohammed Al Ali
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Alahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulaziz Adel Al Qurini
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Alahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Hassan Fahmi AlKhars
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Alahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Ali Ahmed AlKhars
Medical Intern, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Hassan Ali Alsayegh, Medical Intern, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Alahsa, Saudi Arabia; has.alsayegh@gmail.com

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 29 Nov 2018
Accepted 20 Dec 2018
Published in print 01 Feb 2019

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Khan AS, Alsayegh HA, Ali MMA, Qurini AAA, AlKhars HF, AlKhars AA, . Assessment of Knowledge and Related Risk Factors of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Alahsa, Saudi Arabia.. IJMDC. 2019; 3(1): 30-35. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1543467833


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Khan AS, Alsayegh HA, Ali MMA, Qurini AAA, AlKhars HF, AlKhars AA, . Assessment of Knowledge and Related Risk Factors of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Alahsa, Saudi Arabia.. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=19413 [Access: July 23, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1543467833


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Khan AS, Alsayegh HA, Ali MMA, Qurini AAA, AlKhars HF, AlKhars AA, . Assessment of Knowledge and Related Risk Factors of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Alahsa, Saudi Arabia.. IJMDC. 2019; 3(1): 30-35. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1543467833


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Khan AS, Alsayegh HA, Ali MMA, Qurini AAA, AlKhars HF, AlKhars AA, . Assessment of Knowledge and Related Risk Factors of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Alahsa, Saudi Arabia.. IJMDC. (2019), [cited July 23, 2019]; 3(1): 30-35. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1543467833


Harvard Style

Khan, A. S., Alsayegh, . H. A., Ali, . M. M. A., Qurini, . A. A. A., AlKhars, . H. F., AlKhars, . A. A. & (2019) Assessment of Knowledge and Related Risk Factors of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Alahsa, Saudi Arabia.. IJMDC, 3 (1), 30-35. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1543467833


Turabian Style

Khan, Abdul Sattar, Hassan Ali Alsayegh, Mustafa Mohammed Al Ali, Abdulaziz Adel Al Qurini, Hassan Fahmi AlKhars, Ali Ahmed AlKhars, and . 2019. Assessment of Knowledge and Related Risk Factors of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Alahsa, Saudi Arabia.. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (1), 30-35. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1543467833


Chicago Style

Khan, Abdul Sattar, Hassan Ali Alsayegh, Mustafa Mohammed Al Ali, Abdulaziz Adel Al Qurini, Hassan Fahmi AlKhars, Ali Ahmed AlKhars, and . "Assessment of Knowledge and Related Risk Factors of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Alahsa, Saudi Arabia.." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 30-35. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1543467833


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Khan, Abdul Sattar, Hassan Ali Alsayegh, Mustafa Mohammed Al Ali, Abdulaziz Adel Al Qurini, Hassan Fahmi AlKhars, Ali Ahmed AlKhars, and . "Assessment of Knowledge and Related Risk Factors of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Alahsa, Saudi Arabia.." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.1 (2019), 30-35. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1543467833


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Khan, A. S., Alsayegh, . H. A., Ali, . M. M. A., Qurini, . A. A. A., AlKhars, . H. F., AlKhars, . A. A. & (2019) Assessment of Knowledge and Related Risk Factors of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Alahsa, Saudi Arabia.. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (1), 30-35. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1543467833


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