Prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome and related factors among Karadeniz Technical University students Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi öğrencilerinde irritabıl bağırsak sendromu sıklığı ve ilişkili faktörler

Teoman G. C., BEYHUN N. E., Bulut B., TOPBAŞ M., ÇAN G., TÜRKYILMAZ S.

TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin, vol.15, no.4, pp.293-297, 2016 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/pmb.1-1447225211
  • Journal Name: TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.293-297
  • Keywords: Depression, Female gender, Irritable bowel syndrome, Student, University
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


© GATA.Background/aim: The aim of the study was to find the prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome among a group of university students and its associated factors. Materials and methods: The study was performed in five departments of Karadeniz Technical University between November 2011 and May 2012. The data was collected via a qustionnairre based on Rome III criteria. Questionnaire contains sociodemographic factors (11 questions), health habits and status (24 questions), Rome III questions and gastro-intestinal complaints (18 questions), nutrition habits (4 questions) of participants and Beck Depression Inventory. The associated factors were analyzed with logistic regression analysis. Results: The 13.2% of the students have Rome-III based irritable bowel syndrome. According to Beck Depression Inventory 11.0% students have depression. Female gender (OR[95%C.I.]) (2.7[1.7-4.2]), depression (2.9[1.9-4.5]) and studying in medicine (2.6[1.02-7.0]) were significant risk factors of irritable bowel syndrome. Conclusions: Irritable bowel syndrome is common among university students. Students with gastrointestinal complaints who are female, studying medicine and have depression should be examined in terms of irritable bowel syndrome.