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Journal Articles Ethics, Medicine and Public Health Year : 2021

COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown stress consequences in people with and without Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Background: While all resources have been mobilized to fight COVID-19, this study aimed to analyze the consequences of lockdown and pandemic stress in participants with and without Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Methodology: An online survey was proposed to people with or without IBS during the exponential phase of the pandemic in France. The questionnaire included questions about socio-demographic data, conditions of confinement, activities carried out, IBS characteristics, measurement of stress level, consequences on sleep, fatigue, anxiety and depression, and quality of life (both perceived non-specific and specific for IBS). Results/discussion: From March 31 to April 15, 2020, 304 participants, 232 with IBS and 72 without were included in the survey (mean age: 46.8 ± 16.8 years, female gender: 75.3%). Age, level of education, financial resources, living space per person and activities performed during confinement were identical in both groups. Stress linked to fear of COVID-19, lockdown and financial worries was at the same level in both groups, but the psychological consequences and deterioration of quality of life (QOL) were both higher in IBS participants. In a univariate analysis, teleworking, solitary confinement, and low household resources had a variable impact on the scores of depression, anxiety, fatigue and non-specific perceived QOL, but in a multivariate analysis, the only factor explaining a deterioration of non-specific QOL was the fact of suffering from IBS. Conclusion/perspectives: Stress linked to the COVID-19 pandemic and confinement is high and equivalent in both IBS and non-IBS participants, with higher psychological and QOL consequences in IBS patients who have altered coping capacities.
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hal-03303110 , version 1 (02-08-2023)

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J.-M. Sabate, D. Deutsch, C. Melchior, A. Entremont, F. Mion, et al.. COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown stress consequences in people with and without Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Ethics, Medicine and Public Health, 2021, 18, pp.100660. ⟨10.1016/j.jemep.2021.100660⟩. ⟨hal-03303110⟩
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