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Table 1 Mean VAS and SNOT scores for the different patient categories

From: Causes of higher symptomatic airway load in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis

  Septoplasty CRSsNP CRSwNP P-value (ANOVA) P-value (t-test)
Number of patients 22 23 30   
Time to referral (months)   99 59   0.325
VAS score   63 68.6   0.265
SNOT-20 (total score) 29.9 39.8 43.6 0.034 0.455
SNOT (subscore)
 Need to blow nose 2.23 2.35 3.5 <0.001 0.001
 Sneezing 1.27 1.57 1.87 0.29 0.425
 Runny nose 1.86 2.17 2.93 0.02 0.046
 Cough 1.27 1.09 2.10 0.02 0.011
 Post-nasal discharge 1.73 1.48 2.3 0.19 0.077
 Thick nasal discharge 1.73 2.3 3.07 0.02 0.119
 Facial pain/pressure 1.27 2.43 2.03 0.04 0.355
  1. One-way ANOVA was applied to calculate the significance of differences between CRSsNP, CRSwNP and septoplasty patients. The student’s t-test was used to identify differences between CRSsNP and CRSwNP