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sadeghi B, hashemi J, mirmoamen H, mirmoamen M, sadeghi sedeh S. Social Factors Affecting on Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Women Referred to Arvand Hospital in Ahvaz, Iran, in 2014-2015. jicr. 2016; 2 (1) :143-152
arak university of medical scinces .arak. iran
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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder and its cause is unknown. Studies show that there is a relation between this syndrome and social factors. The purpose of this research is investigation of various social factors in people with irritable bowel syndrome compared with control group.

Methods: this cross-sectional study was performed on 130 patients with irritable bowel syndrome fulfilling ROME III diagnostic criteria referred to gastroenterology clinic in Arvand Hospital in Ahvaz, Iran, and 110 people of their fellows who were no digestive problems. Both groups completed questionnaires of social factors made by researcher.

Results: 240 individuals of total 312 eligible people were entered into the study. There was a significant correlation based on multi-regression model between the disease and use of analgesics (OR=2.12), 20 to 30 year old age (OR=2.03), 31 to 40 year old age (OR=3.14), age of marriage from 10 to 20 years (OR=2.09), water consumption less than two glasses per day (OR=2.63), childhood socioeconomic status (OR=2.4) and life satisfaction (OR=3.42). However, there was no correlation between disease and sex, body mass index, smoking, use of mobile phones, television, and computer, contact with pets and kind of drinking water.

Conclusion: irritable bowel syndrome is strongly associated with dysmenorrhea, working on night shift and in turns shifts, use of detergents and bleaches and other  socioeconomic and  medical conditions  . But role of symptoms caused by socioeconomic conditions needs to study further.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/09/22 | Accepted: 2016/08/24 | Published: 2016/08/24

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