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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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Abstract

TOBON, Sergio; VINACCIA, Stefano  and  SANDIN, Bonifacio. Preliminary study of validity and confiability the questionnaire PAGI-SYM to determine symptoms of dyspepsia agreed with the quality of life. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2006, vol.21, n.4, pp.268-274. ISSN 0120-9957.

Objective: to translate to the Spanish the scale Patient Assessment of Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders-Symptom Severity Index (PAGI-SYM) and to collect preliminary data of confiability and validity. Method: the study was made with 136 healthy Spanish university students, to who the PAGI-SYM was applied to them. One evaluated the correlation of this scale with diverse measures of health and the Questionnaire on Quality of Associated Life to Dispepsia. Results: Scale PAGI-SYM presented/displayed an internal consistency of 0.87, was related of significant form to diverse measures of health and of quality of life and the factorial analysis established 6 factors, in correspondence with the study of the original scale in English. Conclusions: this preliminary study suggests it PAGI-SYM has a good internal consistency and convergent validity. New studies are required to research solid conclusions.

Keywords : PAGY-SYM; dyspepsia; university students; internal consistency.

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