Knowledge of Nursing College Students on Preventive Measures for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Pre-Experimental Study


  • Maher A. Atiyah Fundamental of Nursing Department, College of Nursing, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq


Knowledge, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Preventive Measures, Nursing College Student


Background: A common condition known as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterised by changed bowel habits and stomach pain that lasts for three months or more. Anatomical or metabolic abnormalities are not associated with the illness.

Objectives: to assess how well nursing college students understand IBS preventative methods after participating in an educational programme

Method: pre-experimental study design (one group pretest and posttest). The sample were 20 students, participate in 3 sessions educational program and data collected by questionnaire consisted of 43 items.

Results: The pre-test mean score and standard deviation are 1.27±0.032, indicating a low level of assessment for 18 (90%) of the sample, whereas 10 (50%) of the sample have a moderate level of assessment. At the post-test, the mean score and standard deviation are 1.68±0.058, respectively. Students' age and gender have no discernible bearing on the information they possess.

Recommendation: The researcher suggests conducting ongoing educational programmes for students about IBS preventive measures to raise their position of understanding about how to teach how patients to manage this syndrome, as well as increasing the length and frequency of IBS lectures and having lectures in multiple courses.

Conclusion: The training programme was successful in preparing nursing college students. Students' awareness of Irritable Bowel Syndrome prevention techniques.


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Atiyah, M. A. (2024). Knowledge of Nursing College Students on Preventive Measures for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Pre-Experimental Study. International Journal of Integrative and Modern Medicine, 2(3), 16–24. Retrieved from