DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20203574

Evaluation of the quality of life before and after septoplasty among patients with deviated nasal septum using nasal obstruction symptom evaluation questionnaire

Farah Deeba, Faheem Khalid, Rauf Ahmed

Abstract


Background: The objective of the study was to evaluate the quality of life before and after septoplasty among patients with nasal obstruction.

Methods: This study was done in Government Medical College Srinagar from September 2017 to September 2018 for a period of 12 months. A total of 33 patients with deviated nasal septum who underwent septoplasty were included in the study. They were given a questionnaire nasal obstruction symptom evaluation (NOSE) to be fulfilled preoperatively, then 3 months and at 6 months after surgery.

Results: The preoperative NOSE score was 72.62±22.69 and postoperative score was 10.78±15.27 at 3 months, 5.72±10.1 at 6 months.

Conclusions: Disease specific health related quality of life measured with NOSE in patients undergoing septoplasty showed improvement at 3 months and 6 months postoperatively.


Keywords


Septoplasty, NOSE scale, Quality of life

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