World Journal of Surgical Research Volume No 9

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Quality of Life Assessment in Patients Undergoing Septoplasty Using Nose and RhinoQOL Questionnaires

Chirayata Basu, Shantanu Mandal, Ankur Gupta and Rohit Bhardwaj
World Journal of Surgical Research 2020, 9:4



The purpose of the study was to assess the quality of life before and after nasal septal corrective surgery using the NOSE and RHINOQOL questionnaires.

Materials and Methods

Over a period of 18 months, thirty patients between the age of 17 to 65 years who underwent nasal septal corrective surgery and met the criterion of the study were included. The NOSE and RHINOQOL questionnaire scores were taken before surgery and at 1 and 3 months after surgery.


Thirty patients were included in the study. The mean age was 23.2 years. There was significant improvement in the mean NOSE score by 35 points by 1 month after surgery and 51.17 points by 3 months after surgery. Among the RhinoQOL scores the symptom bothersomeness and impact improved at both 1 and 3 months post surgery while all symptom frequency improved at 3 months post surgery.


As assessed by the NOSE and RhinoQOL questionnaires, there was a significant improvement in the disease specific quality of life in patients of symptomatic nasal obstruction after undergoing septal corrective surgery.


Quality of life, septoplasty, NOSE, RhinoQOL

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