Development and evaluation of FSSG: frequency scale for the symptoms of GERD

  title={Development and evaluation of FSSG: frequency scale for the symptoms of GERD},
  author={Motoyasu Kusano and Yasuyuki Shimoyama and Sayaka Sugimoto and Osamu Kawamura and Masaki Maeda and Keiko Minashi and Shiko Kuribayashi and Tatsuya Higuchi and Hiroaki Zai and Kyoko Ino and Tsutomu Horikoshi and Tadashi Sugiyama and Munetoshi Toki and Tsuneo Ohwada and Masatomo Mori},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology},
The aim of this study was to produce a simplified questionnaire for evaluation of the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). A total of 124 patients with an endoscopic diagnosis of GERD completed a 50-part questionnaire, requiring only “yes” or “no” answers, that covered various symptoms related to the upper gastrointestinal tract, as well as psychosomatic symptoms. The 12 questions to which patients most often answered “yes” were selected, and were assigned scores (never = 0… CONTINUE READING
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