Criterium. Ballou (2017) states that IBS decreases the quality of women life and increases the difficulty of engaging in daily activities affecting mental and physical functioning. Choghakhori (2017) refers to abdominal rumbling, flatulence, and dissatisfaction with bowel habits.
For his part, Pletikosić (2017) exposes the disparity between the women self-expectations and their actual performance. Furthermore, Shahabi (2016) discusses abdominal pain severity and visceral sensitivity. Stawik (2019) sustains that IBS decreases in body image and sexual activity.
On one side, Ballou (2017), Choghakhori (2017), Pletikosić (2017), and Shahabi (2016) chose for their research women aged between 35 to 45 years. On the other side, Stawik (2019) researched women between 19 and 50 years old.
Sign and symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and panic disorder were common terms for the five articles.
|Relationship Between Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Stress in Women Between 35-45 Years.|
|Criterium 1||Criterium 2||Criterium 3|
|IBS affecting Quality of Women Life||Women age||Sign and Symptoms of Stress|
|Art. 1 Ballou (2017)||. Low quality of life.
. Difficulty engaging in daily activities affecting
mental and physical functioning.
. Avoidance of activities like household chores, socializing, and sexual intercourse due to abdominal pain.
|. Mean age 35.54 years old.
. Panic disorder.
|Art. 2 Choghakhori (2017)||. Greater of abdominal distention, rumbling, flatulence, and dissatisfaction with bowel habits.
. Impaired quality of life.
|. Mean age 38.08 years old||. Depression moods.
. High levels of anxiety.
. Interference with body image.
. Avoidance sexual relationships.
|Art. 3 Pletikosić (2017)||. Disparity between their self-expectations and their actual performance.
. Higher levels of suffering.
|. Mean age 45.33 years old||. Increased levels of anxiety.
. Psychiatric comorbidities.
|Art. 4 Shahabi (2016)||. Abdominal pain severity.
. Visceral sensitivity.
. Negative affect.
|. Mean age 36 years old||. Depressed mood.
. Persistent fatigue.
|Art. 5 Stawik (2019)||. Decreased quality of life.
. Significant decrease in body image, health worry, social relations, sexual and relationship.
. Pain accompanying sexual activity.
|. Women age between 19-50 years old.||. Anxiety disorder
. Clinical depression
Table 1: Relationship Between Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Stress in Women Between 35-45 Years.