Assessment and Evaluation Of The Effect Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) On The Health Related Quality Of Life Among Sudanese Patients

Eltayeb LB, Aljafari AS , Brair LS , Algazy SA, Nail AM


The prevalence of IBS varies from 12 to 30% worldwide. Several studies suggested negative effect of IBS on the health related quality of life (HR-QoL). Workers started measuring the effect of IBS on the HR-QoL with several assessment and evaluation instruments . objective of this study is to assess and evaluate the effect of IBS on the HR-QoL among Sudanese patients using generic Arabic translated questionnaire. This is a descriptive and cross sectional survey study in which 613 patients were enrolled (293 male (47.8%), 320 females (52.8%). All Participants meet the Rome criteria-II for IBS. Data was collected via structured questionnaire with 25 questions on the quality of life (25-IBSQoL.) There was 67.35% of the study population whom, at least, agreed that IBS is a health worry; (53.48%) were agreed that IBS restricted their activity and social life; 56.83% agreed that IBS affecting their emotional mode. 37.75% of the study population agreed that IBS affecting their sexual life This study concluded that the IBS negatively affecting the quality of life of Sudanese patients in this study in a variable manner. Participants seemed to lack the knowledge and awareness of their condition.

Keyword: IBS, quality of life, Sudanese, questionnaire.

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