Table 2

Comparison of baseline QOLRAD scores in adolescents and adults based on heartburn severity.

Heartburn Severity at Baseline


Mild

Moderate

Severe




QOLRAD Domain

Adolescent

Adulta

Adolescent

Adulta

Adolescent

Adulta


Emotional distress

5.4

5.2

4.9

4.1

3.5

3.5

Sleep disturbance

5.4

5.4

5.0

4.4

4.8

3.7

Food/drink problems

4.6

5.0

4.3

4.0

3.8

3.5

Vitality

5.1

5.0

4.5

3.9

4.0

3.2

Physical/social functioning

5.9

6.0

5.5

5.1

4.7

4.3


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

aData from adults are derived from a previous study by Wiklund et al [16].

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

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