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A multi-centre study on quality of life and absenteeism in patients with CRS referred for endoscopic surgery

Sahlstrand Johnson, Pernilla LU ; Ohlsson, Bodil LU ; von Buchwald, Christian; Jannert, Magnus LU and Ahlner-Elmqvist, Marianne LU (2011) In Rhinology 49(4). p.420-428
Abstract
Aims: This study summarises the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores and absenteeism caused by sinus problems in patients awaiting surgery with the diagnoses recurrent acute rhinosinusitis (RARS), chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRS+NP) or

CRS without nasal polyps (CRS-NP), in a prospective multi-centre study.

Methodology: Two hundred and seven patients with RARS, CRS+NP or CRS-NP were enrolled. EP3OS definitions of CRS and NP were used. The patients completed the 22 Sinonasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22), the short-form 36-item questionnaire (SF-36), the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD) and a total Visual Analogue Scale (VAS)

regarding rhinosinusitis symptoms.

Results: SNOT-22... (More)
Aims: This study summarises the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores and absenteeism caused by sinus problems in patients awaiting surgery with the diagnoses recurrent acute rhinosinusitis (RARS), chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRS+NP) or

CRS without nasal polyps (CRS-NP), in a prospective multi-centre study.

Methodology: Two hundred and seven patients with RARS, CRS+NP or CRS-NP were enrolled. EP3OS definitions of CRS and NP were used. The patients completed the 22 Sinonasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22), the short-form 36-item questionnaire (SF-36), the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD) and a total Visual Analogue Scale (VAS)

regarding rhinosinusitis symptoms.

Results: SNOT-22 and VAS scores indicated severe disease. Comparison of the HRQOL scores in the three rhinosinusitis subgroups showed statistical differences in nine of the SNOT-22 items and in the SF-36 subscale of bodily pain. Mean scores of SF-36 were significantly

lower than that of the normal Swedish population. According to the HAD scores, 28% of the patients had probable or possible anxiety or depression disorder. Fifty-seven percent of the patients reported absenteeism from work due to sinus problems.

Conclusions: RARS, CRS+NP and CRS-NP significantly decrease HRQOL. Some statistically significant differences in HRQOL were found between the three rhinosinusitis subgroups. Absenteeism due to chronic sinus conditions is considerable. (Less)
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Key words: chronic rhinosinusitis, nasal polyps, recurrent acute rhinosinusitis, health-related quality of life, absenteeism
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Rhinology
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49
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4
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420 - 428
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International Rhinologic Society
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10.4193/Rhin
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CRS without nasal polyps (CRS-NP), in a prospective multi-centre study.<br/><br>
Methodology: Two hundred and seven patients with RARS, CRS+NP or CRS-NP were enrolled. EP3OS definitions of CRS and NP were used. The patients completed the 22 Sinonasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22), the short-form 36-item questionnaire (SF-36), the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD) and a total Visual Analogue Scale (VAS)<br/><br>
regarding rhinosinusitis symptoms.<br/><br>
Results: SNOT-22 and VAS scores indicated severe disease. Comparison of the HRQOL scores in the three rhinosinusitis subgroups showed statistical differences in nine of the SNOT-22 items and in the SF-36 subscale of bodily pain. Mean scores of SF-36 were significantly<br/><br>
lower than that of the normal Swedish population. According to the HAD scores, 28% of the patients had probable or possible anxiety or depression disorder. Fifty-seven percent of the patients reported absenteeism from work due to sinus problems.<br/><br>
Conclusions: RARS, CRS+NP and CRS-NP significantly decrease HRQOL. Some statistically significant differences in HRQOL were found between the three rhinosinusitis subgroups. Absenteeism due to chronic sinus conditions is considerable.},
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  title        = {A multi-centre study on quality of life and absenteeism in patients with CRS referred for endoscopic surgery},
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