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Abstract

IMPROVEMENT OF QUALITY OF LIFE AFTER ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY FOR CHRONIC RHINOSINUSITIS

*Mahmood Sami Wafeeq MBCHB; HDLO, Khulood Tahseen Mahdi M.B.Ch.B; DCH, Sawash Ibrahem Hussein M.B.Ch.B; HDM

ABSTRACT

Background: Chronic Rhinosinusitis has great impact on patients’ quality of life because of its associated symptoms, and endoscopic sinus surgery widely used as a line of treatment for the disease after failure of medical treatment, so assessment of symptomatic outcome of this type of surgery on quality of life will be of value for otorhinolaryngology surgeons and for the patients. Aim of study: To assess the effect of endoscopic sinus surgery in improving symptoms and health aspect of quality of life for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis depending on the patient’s satisfaction. Patient and method: This study conducted on 60 patients suffering from chronic rhinosinusitis, with slight male predominance (33 Males: 27 Females), who underwent endoscopic sinus surgery. Sino-Nasal Assessment Questionnaire used for data collection preoperatively and six months postoperatively. Data analyzed statistically and compared. Results: There was highly significant association between the preoperative and postoperative scores (p <0.001), no association found for the outcome with the age(p>0.05) or sex(p>0.05), nasal obstruction was the most relieved symptom and cough was the least. Conclusion: Endoscopic sinus surgery done for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis has a positive effect on disease-specific Quality Of Life after six months follow-up.

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