Kelly K Everhart

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Functional dyspepsia (FD) is highly prevalent. We evaluated sleep quality in FD patients, and quantified the relationship between disordered sleep, FD severity, and mental and physical well-being. METHODS Study participants were adults who met Rome III criteria for FD. Demographics, tobacco and alcohol use, exercise, level of activity,(More)
Gastroparesis (GP) is a chronic neuromuscular disorder of the upper gastrointestinal tract. The incidence of GP is not well described; however, the number of individuals affected by symptoms of GP in the United States is estimated to be over 4 million. The etiology of GP is diverse. Approximately 25% of cases are associated with diabetes, whereas nearly 50%(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to develop and validate Kinyarwanda versions of Short-Form Leeds Dyspepsia Questionnaire (SF-LDQ) and Short-Form Nepean Dyspepsia Index (SF-NDI) to measure the frequency and severity of dyspepsia and associated quality-of-life impact in Rwanda. SETTING A single, tertiary care centre in Rwanda. PARTICIPANTS 200 consecutive(More)
Objectives:We explored irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients’ impulsivity and risk-taking behavior and their willingness to take medication risks.Methods:A validated questionnaire assessed the illness experience of IBS patients. A standard gamble evaluated respondents’ willingness to take medication risks.Results:IBS patients with severe symptoms were(More)
Examined how and what children think under conditions of automatic and controlled processing within the context of social problem solving. In a condition that elicited automatic processing, hyperactive-aggressive children did not differ in being able to identify the components of a problem or in the number of solutions generated to solve a problem, but were(More)
Constipation is a highly prevalent disorder that affects people regardless of age, race, gender, or socioeconomic status. For many patients, constipation is a chronic condition that reduces quality of life. Chronic constipation also imposes a significant economic burden on the health care system. The treatment of constipation remains problematic for both(More)
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