Effect of physical therapy rehabilitation program (exercise-therapy) on Irritable Bowel Syndrome


  • Marwa M. Eid Taif University, Saudi Arabia
  • Amira M. El-Gendy Cairo University, Egypt
  • Mostafa S. Abdel-Fattah Cairo University, Egypt
  • Omar A. El-Shafaey Cairo University, Egypt


Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Aerobic exercises, Cholecystectomy, Quality of life, Symptom severity score


To evaluate the effect of physical therapy rehabilitation program consisted of moderate intensity aerobic exercise training (60% MHR) (Maximum Heart Rate) treadmill training on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptom and quality of Life in post cholecystectomy patients. Thirty post cholecystectomy patients complaining from irritable bowel syndrome were recruited for this study; age ranged from 25 to 40 years, Patients were divided randomly into two equal groups, Group (A): received 4 weeks moderate intensity aerobic training program (60% MHR treadmill training (3 sessions per week) plus routine medical treatment protocol, Group (B): received routine medical care only. Patients assessed by Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptom Severity Score (IBS-SSS) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome Quality of Life (IBS-QOL), Assessment was carried out before treatment and 4 weeks after treatment in both groups. Results showed that there was a significant decrease in post treatment values of IBS-SSS and IBS-QOL in comparison to pre-treatment values at both groups with (p-value < .001). Comparison between both groups post treatment showed significant difference in IBS-SSS and IBS-QOL variables, in group (A) more than group (B). Moderate intensity aerobic exercise training (60% MHR) for 4 weeks is effective in treatment of IBS post cholecystectomy through reducing IBS symptoms and improving Quality of Life.


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Eid, M. M., El-Gendy, A. M., Abdel-Fattah, M. S., & El-Shafaey, O. A. (2020). Effect of physical therapy rehabilitation program (exercise-therapy) on Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 15(3proc), S907-S913. Retrieved from https://www.jhse.ua.es/article/view/2020-v15-n3-proc-physical-therapy-rehabilitation-program-irritab