RELATION OF FUNCTIONAL DYSPEPSIA WITH ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION AND ITS IMPACT ON THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF PATIENTS

Authors

  • Laima Alam Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Mehdi Naqvi Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Farrukh Saeed Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan

Keywords:

Health-related-quality-of-life, Dyspepsia, Depression, Anxiety

Abstract

Objectives: To determine the frequency of functional dyspepsia, relation between functional dyspepsia andanxio-depressive disorders and to determine its impact on quality-of-life.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Department of Gastroenterology, Pak Emirates Military Hospital Rawalpindi from May 2017 to October 2017.

Material and Methods: Four hundred patients were enrolled and organic causes for dyspepsia were ruled out after extensive assessment. They were segregated into three categories according to their performance on Hospital-Anxiety-and-Depression-Scale (HADS) and the impact on health related quality of life was observed through Short-Form-36 (SF-36) General Health Survey questionnaire.

Results: Males were in slight predominance (53%), unemployed individuals were in abundance (82.9%), the median age of presentation was 31-40 years, symptoms duration was less than 2 years for majority of the patients (42.5%) and the most commonly presenting symptom was Epigastric-Pain-Syndrome/Postprandial-Distress- Syndrome overlap (EPS-PDS) (80.5%). Forty nine and half percent of the patients had abnormal HADS and had worse quality of life and had more frequent Out-Patient-Department visits.

Conclusion: Functional dyspepsia considerably affects emotional, physical and psychological health and impairs quality of life.

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19-04-2019

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Alam L, Naqvi M, Saeed F. RELATION OF FUNCTIONAL DYSPEPSIA WITH ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION AND ITS IMPACT ON THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF PATIENTS. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2019 Apr. 19 [cited 2024 Jun. 25];69(2):230-35. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/2728