Evaluation of the quality of life before and after functional endoscopic sinus surgery among patients with nasal polyps by means of SF-36 questionnaire


  • Farah Deeba Department of ENT, Government Medical College Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Syed Waseem Abbas Department of ENT, Government Medical College Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Ihsan Ali Department of ENT, Government Medical College Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India




Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, SF-36, CRS


Background: Aim of the study was to evaluate the quality of life before and after FESS among patients with nasal polyps.

Material and Method: This study was done in Government Medical College Srinagar from January 2019 to December 2019 for a period of 12 months.  A total of 69 patients with nasal polyposis who underwent FESS were included in the study. They were given a questionnaire SF-36 to be fulfilled preoperatively, 3 months and at 6 months after surgery.

Result: The preoperative SF-36 score was 79.35 and postoperative score was 83.62 at 3 months, 86.88 at 6 months.

Conclusion: SF-36 questionnaire values showed improvement at 3 months and then at 6 months of follow up.


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