A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of an Interventional Programme on Knowledge Regarding Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Incidence of IBS in a Selected Community, Ernakulam


Authors : Saritha Joseph; Anju Tomy; Ans Kurian; Clerin Manoj; Helan Saji; Henna Maria Hentry; Sarima P

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 3 - March

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6378320

the study was aimed to assess the effectiveness of an interventional program on knowledge regarding irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and incidence of IBS in a selected community. It was conducted with the following objectives; 1) To assess the knowledge regarding IBS.2) To find out the effectiveness of an interventional program on knowledge regarding IBS among a selected community.3) To find out association between the knowledge of IBS and selected demographic variables.4)To assess incidence of IBS among a selected community. A quantitative research approach with one group pretest –posttest design was adopted for the study. A sample of 50 were selected using purposive sampling from a selected hospital at Ernakulam district and the data was collected with the help of a tool consisting of a socio demographic profile and a structured knowledge questionnaire regarding IBS and a checklist based on ROME III Criteria to assess the incidence of IBS.As an interventional educational program individual health education with the help of a leaflet regarding IBS was provided and posttest was done using same questionnaire. The results showed that 86% sample had good knowledge regarding IBS and there is a significant association between pretest knowledge score and demographic variable such as age, education and occupation. And also the interventional program was found to be effective among the selected community (pretest mean knowledge score=9.4% and posttest knowledge score=17.3).Improvement of knowledge regarding IBS was statistically significant (P=0.005) at 0.005 level of significance.

Keywords : IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, interventional programme, incidence

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