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Short questionnaire for use in patients with persistent upper gastrointestinal symptoms (Part 3)

The test has good test-retest reproducibility and responsiveness. In its current form, the PASS questionnaire allows patients to record their current symptoms easily and it facilitates communication with their physicians; the questionnaire also allows physicians to rapidly assess their patients’ symptom status during PPI therapy. As such, it should help physicians to identify patients with […]

Short questionnaire for use in patients with persistent upper gastrointestinal symptoms (Part 2)

The PASS questionnaire demonstrated excellent test-retest reliability when comparing questionnaire scores from the baseline visit with those obtained one week later. It also demonstrated good responsiveness in detecting a significant change in health status. Because the PASS test questionnaire was designed to pose a very limited number of questions – each question intended to address […]

Short questionnaire for use in patients with persistent upper gastrointestinal symptoms (Part 1)

The PASS (Proton pump inhibitor Acid Suppression Symptom) questionnaire was developed using established methodology to address the identified need for a simple clinical tool. The concerns and therapeutic needs of patients with persistent acid-related symptoms despite ongoing PPI therapy were first documented and, based on this, a list of questions was developed to assess content […]

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