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The Effects of Symptoms, Anxiety, and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors on Quality of Life of Adults with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

  • Global Health and Nursing
  • Abbr : Global Health Nurs
  • 2024, 14(1), pp.37-48
  • DOI : 10.35144/ghn.2024.14.1.37
  • Publisher : Research Institute of Nursing Science
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Nursing Science
  • Received : August 24, 2024
  • Accepted : November 7, 2024
  • Published : January 31, 2024

Kim, Seon Hwa 1 Kang, Jeong Hee 2

1전북대학교 간호대학 대학원생
2전북대학교 간호대학.간호과학연구소 교수

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ABSTRACT

Purpose:This study investigated therelationships betweengastroesophageal refluxdiseasesymptoms, anxiety, healthy lifestyle behaviors, and quality of life in adults with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Methods: A cross-sectional surveywasconductedwith143participantsbetweenJune1stand10th,2022.Datawerecollected using questionnaires and analyzed using hierarchical multiple regression in SPSS Statistics 25.0. Results:The meanquality of lifescore was 0.77 (range: 0.51to0.93). Quality of lifewas negativelycorrelated with the severity of gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms and anxiety, and positively correlated with self-realization. Hierarchical multiple regression revealedthat age, gastroesophageal refluxdisease symptoms, andanxietywere significantly associated with quality of life. Conclusion: Age, gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms, and anxiety are independent determinants of quality of life in adults with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Implementing screening tools to identify and manage gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms and anxiety with appropriate interventions is crucial to improving patients’ quality of life.

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