Table 1

Mean changes in QOLRAD total and domain scores from baseline to final visit (n = 134).

QOLRAD Domain

Change in Mean Scoresa

Number of patients who significantly improved, n (%)b

Number of patients who significantly worsened, n (%)b


Emotional distress

0.83

67 (50.0)

10 (7.5)

Sleep disturbance

0.65

61 (45.5)

13 (9.7)

Food/drink problems

1.07

85 (63.4)

9 (6.7)

Vitality

0.79

73 (54.5)

17 (12.7)

Physical/social functioning

0.50

56 (41.8)

13 (9.7)

Total score

0.77

-

-


Abbreviation: QOLRAD, Quality of Life in Reflux and Dyspepsia questionnaire.

aP < .0001; bSignificant improvement and significant worsening defined as a change in score of 0.5 from baseline.

Gunasekaran et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2009 9:84   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-9-84

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