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


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.


Septoplasty, NOSE scale, Quality of life

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