Mesallam TA, Shoeib RM, Farahat M, Kaddah FA, Malki KH. Folia Phoniatr Logop. 2015 Jul;67(2):51-56.
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this work were to study the relationship between psychological disorders and LPR and to investigate the effect of potential psychological disorders on patients’ self-perception of reflux-related problems.
RESULTS: No significant difference was found between the positive and negative LPR group for any of the assessed psychological disorders. Also, no significant difference was detected between the positive and negative psychological disorder groups regarding RSI, VHI10, and pH results. Correlations between psychological profile parameters and LPR-related measures were also nonsignificant.
CONCLUSION: It appears that there is no association between psychological disorders and LPR. The psychological background of the LPR patients had no influence on patients’ self-perception of their reflux-related problems.