Evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux disease and related factors in seasonal agricultural workers


Sağlan Y., Bilge U., KAHRAMAN ÖZTAŞ D., SAĞLAN R., SARI Y. E., balcıoğlu h., ...More

Medicine Science, vol.9, no.4, pp.963-966, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/medscience.2020.06.119
  • Journal Name: Medicine Science
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.963-966
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

As gastroesophageal reflux disease affects various aspects of health and consumes considerable resources, it is important to know its prevalence in seasonal agricultural workers. This study was conducted to evaluate the frequency of gastroesophageal reflux disease and related factors in seasonal agricultural workers.The study is a cross-sectional study conducted on seasonal agricultural workers working in rural Eskişehir. 536 of seasonal agricultural workers were formed the working group. The prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease was evaluated with the National Institutes of Health Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Scale. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used in multivariate analysis.Of the study group, 62.5% were female and the age of the study group ranged from 18 to 92 years. The prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease among seasonal agricultural workers were detected as 82.8%. Gender, age, monthly average income, and body mass index were all found as important risk factors for gastroesophageal reflux disease in our study.Also, it was detected a considerable amount of gastroesophageal reflux disease in seasonal agricultural workers.Family income status has to be improved and struggle against overweight to decrease the prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease in seasonal agricultural workers.