Prevalence and dietary risk factors of irritable bowel syndrome in vietnamese pharmacy students

 Kieu Vo Thi Thuy 1, Thong Vo Duy 2, 3, Quynh Bui Thi Huong 1

1Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

2Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

3Center of Excellence in Clinical Virology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

ABSTRACT

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a commonly gastrointestinal disorder, which is characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort associated with defecation or a change in bowel habit. Until now, no population-based study in Vietnam has used the Rome III criteria to evaluate the prevalence and risk factors of IBS.

Objectives

The objectives of this study were to determine IBS prevalence based on Rome III criteria and to analyze the dietary risk factors for IBS among Vietnamese pharmacy students Methods

We conducted a cross-sectional study on Vietnamese pharmacy students using a self-reported questionnaire based on previous studies done abroad and the Rome III criteria was applied. The prevalence of IBS was determined by descriptive statistics and the risk factors were analyzed by logistic regression with 95% confidence intervals.

Results

Prevalence of IBS based on Rome III criteria was 10.3% (88/851). The prevalence among women and men were 10.6% and 9.9%, respectively (p = 0.749). The consumption of canned food was significantly associated with the occurrence of IBS (OR = 2.031; 95% CI: 1.097-3.759; p=0.024), while the consumption of milk was a protective factor (OR = 0.570; 95% CI: 0.349-0.931; p=0.025).

Conclusions

This study showed the prevalence of IBS in pharmacy students as well as evaluated risk factors related to diet in IBS. The results showed a moderate rate of IBS (10.3%), which were in accordance with the epidemiology of IBS based on studies conducted in many countries. The risk factor for IBS was consumption of canned food.

Key words

Gastrointestinal disorder, IBS, Rome III criteria, diarrhea, rick factor

 

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