Evaluation of the quality of life before and after septoplasty among patients with deviated nasal septum using nasal obstruction symptom evaluation questionnaire
Keywords:Septoplasty, NOSE scale, Quality of life
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.
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