SOCIAL INTERACTION AND HEALTH BEHAVIOR OF IBS PATIENTSJournal: Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (Vol.5, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2016-08-15
Authors : Talat Shaheen; Omar Taleb Rimawi;
Page : 16-22
Keywords : Social interaction; health behavior; irritable bowel syndrome (IBS);
The study aimed to investigate social interaction and its relationship among patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). A sample of 141 IBS patients was selected. The findings revealed that IBS patients experienced a moderate level of social interaction and health. The results also revealed significant statistical differences in social interaction scores among IBS patients attributed to age as well as health behavior scores due to discontent with their salaries. A positive statistical significant correlation between the level of social interaction and health behavior was also revealed among IBS patients. An implication of the findings and probable foci future empirical research is discussed.
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