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Impact of endoscopic sinus surgery on global health perception: An outcomes study

Authors
Journal
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
0194-5998
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Volume
119
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0194-5998(98)70106-8
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract The Medical Outcome Study Short-Form 36-item Health Survey (SF-36) was used to prospectively assess outcomes after endoscopic sinus surgery. Our study found that chronic rhinosinusitis has a significant adverse impact on patient-perceived functional status and quality of life. Endoscopic sinus surgery resulted in statistically significant improvement in both disease-specific symptoms and patient-perceived global health status at 6 and 12 months of follow-up. The SF-36 is recommended for use as the global health monitor in outcomes evaluation for chronic rhinosinusitis. (Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1998;119:486-91.)

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