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77. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie e. V.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie e. V.

24.05. - 28.05.2006, Mannheim

Prospective evaluation of quality of life in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with the Sino-Nasal Outcome Test 20 German Adapted Version (SNOT-20 GAV)

Meeting Abstract

  • corresponding author Ingo Baumann - Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Deutschland
  • Gunnar Blumenstock - Department of Medical Information Processing, University of Tuebingen, Tübingen, Deutschland
  • Mark Praetorius - Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Deutschland
  • Christian Sittel - Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Deutschland
  • Peter K. Plinkert - Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Deutschland

German Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. 77th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Mannheim, 24.-28.05.2006. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2006. Doc06hno091

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Veröffentlicht: 7. September 2006

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Gliederung

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Background: The negative effect of chronic rhinosinusitis on patients’ quality of life has been generally underappreciated and unrecognized. So far only few studies exist, which raise the health-related quality of life with validated measuring instruments at German-language patient collectives.

Patients and methods: Preoperatively, 163 patients were included into the study. Three months respectively 1 year after Functional Endonasal Sinus Surgery (FESS) 123 respectively 82 patients participated in the questioning. For measuring health-related quality of life we used the Sino-Nasal Outcome Test 20 German Adapted Version (SNOT-20 GAV).

Results: Postoperatively, a significant improvement of health-related quality of life was determined for all scales. Gender had a significant impact on the Overall Score (GS) and the General Quality of Life Score (ALQ) of the SNOT-20 GAV but showed no influence on the disease-specific scores Primary Nasal Symptoms (PNS) and Secondary Rhinogenous Symptoms (SRS). The age of the patients did not influence HR-QOL. The existence of comorbidities led to a deterioration of HR-QOL scores.

Conclusion: FESS leads to a significant improvement of disease-specific and general quality of life in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis.