• Journal Article

Multidimensional measure for gastroesophageal reflux disease (MM-GERD) symptoms in children: a population-based study.

Citation

Malaty, H. M., O'Malley, K. J., Abudayyeh, S., Graham, D. Y., & Gilger, M. A. (2008). Multidimensional measure for gastroesophageal reflux disease (MM-GERD) symptoms in children: a population-based study. Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics, 97(9), 1292-7. DOI: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2008.00866.x

Abstract

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms are very common in children with major presenting symptoms of abdominal pain, heartburn and regurgitation. The presence of GERD symptoms often result in an impaired health-related quality of life for both the patients and their parents. Evaluation of children with GERD symptoms continues to challenge physicians due to the lack of a validated measure for GERD symptoms.