Primary Health Care: Open Access

ISSN - 2167-1079

Akpor Ewoz

Department of Medical Sciences, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria


  • Opinion   
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients' Use of Primary Healthcare and Self-Reported Health
    Author(s): Akpor Ewoz

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a poorly understood public health problem that affects a significant portion of the population. Despite the fact that co-morbidity can influence diagnosis and therapy, there are few studies on diagnosed and registered co-morbidity in IBS patients in primary care. The researchers used data from a county-wide computerised medical record system to compare co-morbidity among IBS patients to age- and sex-matched controls from the general population. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that is linked to a lower quality of life and greater healthcare utilisation. Health self-ratings have been shown to be a reliable predictor of health outcomes. In both IBS and non-IBS patients, a lack of gastrointestinal symptoms, a high sense of coherence, and a younger age were linked to higher self-rated health. The examination of diagnos.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-1079.21.11.402

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