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Best practice in symptom assessment: A review

Lookup NU author(s): Emerita Professor Elaine McCollORCiD


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Assessment of symptoms is important both in the diagnosis of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), and in monitoring response to therapeutic interventions. Key quality aims in assessing symptoms are to gather data that are valid, reliable, unbiased, discriminating, and responsive to change. Important considerations include who should assess symptoms, method of data collection, timing of assessment, and methods of assessing multiple symptoms.

Publication metadata

Author(s): McColl E

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Gut

Year: 2004

Volume: 53

Issue: 4

Pages: iv49-iv54

Print publication date: 01/05/2004

ISSN (print): 0017-5749

ISSN (electronic): 1468-3288


DOI: 10.1136/gut.2003.034355

PubMed id: 15082615