Category: Proton pump inhibitor therapy

Proton pump inhibitor therapy

The PASS test: Construction

The draft PASS test, developed in French and English forms, had five closed ‘Yes/No’ questions designed to address the presence and impact of upper GI symptoms. The first question asked about the presence or absence of symptoms and the other four questions dealt with specific details. The draft test was…

Proton pump inhibitor therapy

The PASS test: Identification of relevant symptoms

A telephone survey was conducted, by a third party, to identify the nature and severity of persistent symptoms in patients receiving PPIs. Respondents were selected from a list of adults taking PPIs who had indicated their willingness to participate in market research. Respondents with persistent symptoms despite continued PPI therapy…