Evaluation of benefits of nasal septal surgery on nasal symptoms and general health

  • Kulwant Kaur Pannu
  • Snya Chadha
  • Ishwin preet Kaur
Main Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12070-009-0036-2

Cite this article as:
Pannu, K.K., Chadha, S. & Kaur, I.. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (2009) 61: 59. doi:10.1007/s12070-009-0036-2

Abstract

Objective

The purpose of the study was to analyze the patient’s satisfaction following nasal septal surgery based on their subjective opinion and to study whether the SNOT-22 can be used as a reliable outcome measure for successful septal surgery.

Study design

Between Oct 2005–July 2007, sixty consecutive adult patients who underwent nasal septal surgery and met the study criterion were enrolled. The patients were asked to fill in the SNOT-22 questionnaire both prior to and at regular follow up periods after the surgery.

Results

The mean total preoperative SNOT score (of all 22 items) was 20.67 and the mean total postoperative SNOT-22 score was 10.48 (t = 8.8135, p < 0.001 highly significant). On further analysis, improvement was seen in subcategories of Nasal Symptoms (t = 8.0825, p < 0.001 highly significant), Non Nasal Symptoms (t = 3.0913, p < 0.0025 significant), General health symptoms (t = 4.8602, p < 0.001 highly significant) and Nasal Obstruction (t = 7.7652, p < 0.001 highly significant).

Conclusion

The SNOT-22 score is a useful and reliable tool in nasal septal surgery in that it combines both nasal specific and quality of life related questions, which can be assessed individually and together both pre and post operatively.

Keywords

Quality of life (QOL) Sino nasal outcome test 22 (SNOT 22) Nasal septal surgery 

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© Association of Otolaryngologists of India 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kulwant Kaur Pannu
    • 1
  • Snya Chadha
    • 1
  • Ishwin preet Kaur
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ENTGovernment Medical CollegeAmritsar, PunjabIndia

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