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Burden of gastroesophageal reflux disease in Shanghai, China
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2009 (English)In: Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver, ISSN 1878-3562, Vol. 41, no 2, 110-115 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND

Data on the impact of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) on health-related quality of life (HRQL) in Asian countries are scarce.

AIM

This study evaluated the impact of GERD on HRQL in Shanghai, China.

SUBJECTS

One thousand two hundred adult inhabitants of Shanghai, selected using randomized cluster sampling.

METHODS

Participants completed Mandarin versions of the Reflux Disease Questionnaire (RDQ), GERD impact scale, quality of life in reflux and dyspepsia (QOLRAD) questionnaire and short-form-36 (SF-36). GERD was defined as heartburn and/or regurgitation of any frequency during the 1-week recall period of the RDQ. A clinically meaningful impairment of HRQL was defined as a statistically significant decrease of >or=0.5 points in a QOLRAD dimension or >or=5 points in an SF-36 dimension.

RESULTS

Overall, 1034 subjects completed the survey (86.2% response rate); 919 responses were suitable for analysis. The prevalence of GERD was 6.2%. GERD was associated with meaningfully impaired HRQL in the QOLRAD dimensions of vitality, eating/drinking and emotional well-being, but not sleep or physical/social functioning, and in all SF-36 dimensions except social functioning. Respondents with GERD experienced eating and drinking problems (47%), sleep impairment (32%) and reduced work productivity (32%).

CONCLUSION

GERD has a clinically meaningful impact on HRQL in Shanghai, China.

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2009. Vol. 41, no 2, 110-115 p.
Keyword [en]
China, Gastroesophageal reflux, Quality of life
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-105596DOI: 10.1016/j.dld.2008.06.014ISI: 000263250400004PubMedID: 18706874OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-105596DiVA: diva2:221576
Available from: 2009-06-04 Created: 2009-06-04 Last updated: 2011-08-15Bibliographically approved

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