Gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms and health-related quality of life in the adult general population--the Kalixanda study.

@article{Ronkainen2006GastrooesophagealRS,
  title={Gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms and health-related quality of life in the adult general population--the Kalixanda study.},
  author={Jukka Ronkainen and Pertti Aro and Tom Storskrubb and Tore Lind and Elisabeth Bolling-Sternevald and Ola Junghard and Nicholas J Talley and Lars Agreus},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 12},
  pages={1725-33}
}
BACKGROUND The impact of gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms on health-related quality of life in the general population is poorly characterized. AIM To identify the frequency of troublesome reflux symptoms associated with impaired health-related quality of life in the general population. METHODS A representative random sample of 3000 adult inhabitants of northern Sweden was surveyed using the validated Abdominal Symptom Questionnaire (response rate 74%). In total, 1001 random responders… CONTINUE READING

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