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Quality of life assessment with the use of the SF-36 in patients with nasal polyposis: correlations with clinical and laboratory findings [Tr-ENT]
Tr-ENT. 2003; 11(3): 72-79

Quality of life assessment with the use of the SF-36 in patients with nasal polyposis: correlations with clinical and laboratory findings

Levent Dereköylü1, Salih Çanakçıoğlu, Aydın Mamak, Güven Güvenç, Amin Banitahmaseb

Objectives: We evaluated the quality of life of patients
with nasal polyposis and sought correlations between clinical
and laboratory parameters and quality of life.
P a tients and Methods: Thirty-two patients (8 females, 24
males; mean age 43 years; range 15 to 68 years) with
nasal polyposis were evaluated by history, physical examination,
endoscopy, computed tomography (CT), nasal
smear, and skin prick tests. Quality of life was assessed
using the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36 (SF-36).
Results: The mean CT score showed a weak correlation with
symptom and endoscopic scores (p<0.05), whereas the latter two
scores were not correlated. All the SF-36 scales were adversely
influenced, particularly including the scores for role limitation
caused by emotional problems, general perception of health, vitality,
and role limitation caused by physical problems. An inverse
correlation was found between increasing age and complaints of
pain (p<0.05). Symptom scores were correlated only with role limitation
caused by emotional problems (p<0.05). Duration of nasal
symptoms was correlated with increased scores for role limitation
caused by physical problems, mental health, social functioning,
and pain (p<0.05). Computed tomography stage was correlated
with role limitation caused by emotional problems, pain, and
social functioning, whereas CT scores showed correlation only
with pain (p<0.05). The presence of asthma adversely influenced
general perception of health scores (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Nasal polyposis adversely affects the quality
of life of patients, the extent of deterioration being more
prominent in certain subscales.

Keywords: Activities of daily living; endoscopy; health status;health surveys; nasal polyps/complications; quality of life; questionnaires;severity of illness index; tomography, X-ray computed.

Nazal polipozisli hastalarda yaşam kalitesinin SF-36 ile ölçülmesi, klinik ve laboratuvar verilerle değerlendirilmesi

Levent Dereköylü1, Salih Çanakçıoğlu, Aydın Mamak, Güven Güvenç, Amin Banitahmaseb

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Anahtar Kelimeler: Günlük yaşam aktiviteleri; endoskopi; sağlıkdurumu; sağlık anketi; burun polibi/komplikasyon; yaşam kalitesi;anket; hastalık şiddeti indeksi; bilgisayarlı tomografi.

Levent Dereköylü, Salih Çanakçıoğlu, Aydın Mamak, Güven Güvenç, Amin Banitahmaseb. Quality of life assessment with the use of the SF-36 in patients with nasal polyposis: correlations with clinical and laboratory findings. Tr-ENT. 2003; 11(3): 72-79

Corresponding Author: Levent Dereköylü
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