There is currently no reliable tool for providing a global measurement of the severity of dyspepsia in patients with a variety of upper gastrointestinal disorders.
We have designed a questionnaire which records frequency of symptoms, effect on routine activities, time off work, frequency of medical consultations, clinical investigations and use of over-the-counter and prescribed medications.
The objective of the paper was to assess this questionnaire with respect to reproducibility, validity, responsiveness and performance time.
For intra-observer variation, one author interviewed 50 subjects (25 males) including 20 healthy volunteers and 30 with a variety of upper gastrointestinal pathologies.
The interview was repeated one week later by the same author who was blinded to the dyspepsia score for the first interview.
The second author, who was blinded to the diagnoses and subject identity, scored all the questionnaires.
The mean dyspepsia score was 6.78 on Day 1 and was similar at 6.80 on Day 2. The coefficient of variation between Days 1 and 2 was 2%. For inter-observer variation, 30 patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia (NUD) were interviewed by one author and the interview was repeated on a separate occasion within 24 h by a second author who was blinded to the score from the first interview.
The mean dyspepsia score for the first author was 10.7 and for the second author 10. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Dyspepsie, Quantification, Echelle évaluation, Questionnaire, Symptomatologie, Facteur expansion, Qualité vie, Traitement, Reproductibilité, Validité, Evaluation performance, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Glasgow Dyspepsia Severity Score
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dyspepsia, Quantization, Evaluation scale, Questionnaire, Symptomatology, Expansion factor, Quality of life, Treatment, Reproducibility, Validity, Performance evaluation, Human, Digestive diseases
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Cote : 97-0000157
Code Inist : 002B24J. Création : 21/05/1997.