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Arquivos de Gastroenterologia

Print version ISSN 0004-2803On-line version ISSN 1678-4219

Abstract

DALL'ALBA, Valesca et al. HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE OF PREGNANT WOMEN WITH HEARTBURN AND REGURGITATION. Arq. Gastroenterol. [online]. 2015, vol.52, n.2, pp.100-104. ISSN 1678-4219.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0004-28032015000200005.

Background

Heartburn and regurgitation frequently occur in the third trimester of pregnancy, but their impact on quality of life has not been thoroughly investigated.

Objective

To measure health-related quality of life of third-trimester pregnant women with heartburn and regurgitation.

Methods

Data on obstetric history, heartburn and regurgitation frequency and intensity, history of heartburn and regurgitation and health-related quality of life were collected of 82 third-trimester pregnant women.

Results

Sixty-two (76%) women had heartburn, and 58 (71%), regurgitation; 20 were asymptomatic. Mean gestational age was 33.8±3.7 weeks; 35 (43%) women had a family history of heartburn and/or regurgitation, and 57 (70%) were asymptomatic before pregnancy. The following quality of life concepts were significantly reduced: physical problems and social functioning for heartburn; physical problems and emotional functioning for regurgitation. There was agreement between heartburn in present and previous pregnancies.

Conclusion

Heartburn and/or regurgitation affected health-related quality of life of third trimester pregnant women

Keywords : Heartburn; Gastroesophageal reflux; Pregnancy; Quality of life.

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