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Table 2 Symptoms and HQOL preoperatively and 6 months postoperatively

From: A comparison of symptoms and quality of life before and after nasal septoplasty and radiofrequency therapy of the inferior turbinate

  Group 1 Group 1   Group 2 Group 2   Group 3 Group 3  
Pre Post   Pre Post   Pre Post  
N = 57 N = 57 p N = 56 N = 56 p N = 58 N = 58 p
Symptoms - VAS
 Nasal obstruction 70.4(21.9) 29.1 (26.6) 0.01 71.8 (16.4) 27.5 (22.5) 0.01 66.8 (23.6) 37.2 (24.8) 0.01
 Nasal discharge 40.6 (31.9) 20.5 (25.4) 0.01 39.8 (32.1) 24.2 (28.0) 0.01 42.0 (33.6) 29.5 (30.0) 0.02
 Sneezing 32.2 (28.7) 18.6 (23.4) 0.01 27.8 (25.3) 13.2 (19.6) 0.01 26.4 (2540) 20.9 (20.9) 0.18
 Snoring 50.3 (36.2) 22.2 (27.6) 0.01 53.2 (32.0) 27.4 (26.8) 0.01 45.8 (36.3) 32.7 (30.0) 0.01
 Oral breathing 67.2 (28.5) 26.3 (29.7) 0.01 58.7 (30.8) 22.7 (25.9) 0.01 51.9 (31.9) 31.9 (30.5) 0.01
 Reduced general health 47.7 (33.8) 14.1 (22.0) 0.01 43.4 (28.9) 13.0 (20.5) 0.01 40.4 (31.5) 18.4 (23.2) 0.01
HQOL - SNOT - 20
 Total SNOT 20 1.58 (0.78) 0.97 (0.80) 0.01 1.70 (0.84) 0.93 (0.71) 0.01 1.59 (0.83) 1.15 (0.87) 0.01
Subset:
 Rhinologic 1.83 (0.97) 1.18 (0.82) 0.01 1.82 (1.05) 1.17 (0.85) 0.01 1.84 (0.94) 1.44 (1.06) 0.01
 Ear/facial 0.75 (0.75) 0.47 (0.67) 0.01 1.05 (0.91) 0.50 (0.58) 0.01 1.10 (0.86) 0.79 (0.92) 0.01
 Sleep 2.25 (1.33) 1.33 (1.28) 0.01 2.23 (1.31) 1.15 (1.20) 0.01 2.01 (1.46) 1.43 (1.38) 0.01
 Psychological 1.45 (1.16) 0.82 (1.10) 0.01 1.68 (1.07) 0.81 (0.93) 0.01 1.39 (1.04) 0.90 (1.03) 0.01
HQOL - SF- 36
 PF physical functioning 89.5 (9.89) 91.6 (12.3) 0.02 83.6 (15.2) 88.1 (19.3) 0.01 84.5 (16.9) 87.7 (18.9) 0.14
 RP role-physical 68.3 (22.2) 75.2 (20.5) 0.01 61.6 (28.8) 71.2 (24.4) 0.01 69.3 (22.3) 72.2 (25.0) 0.26
 BP bodily pain 71.5 (26.0) 76.9 (26.1) 0.03 66.0 (30.2) 71.8 (29.0) 0.13 68.5 (26.7) 72.7 (26.3) 0.35
 GH general health 69.7 (21.3) 73.6 (23.8) 0.07 62.4 (22.5) 67.4 (23.8) 0.02 59.5 (23.1) 64.6 (23.5) 0.03
 VT vitality 48.7 (19.4) 53.8 (18.5) 0.02 44.4 (15.6) 52.1 (16.0) 0.01 46.1 (18.4) 54.3 (19.8) 0.01
 SF social functioning 80.5 (23.3) 86.2 (20.8) 0.01 76.8 (23.9) 80.4 (23.9) 0.20 80.2 (23.0) 85.6 (21.4) 0.09
 RE role-emotional 85.7 (20.8) 90.8 (16.9) 0.08 81.8 (25.1) 84.3 (24.0) 0.16 91.4 (15.5) 91.4 (18.3) 0.55
 MH general mental health 69.2 (12.9) 70.9 (14.4) 0.20 66.6 (11.3) 69.1 (12.0) 0.04 70.6 (10.3) 72.1 (11.0) 0.18
 Physical health summary 74.9 (15.2) 79.3 (17.3) 0.01 68.5 (20.4) 74.6 (20.9) 0.01 70.5 (17.0) 74.3 (19.8) 0.05
 Mental health summary 71.5 (16.7) 76.4 (17.3) 0.01 66.7 (17.2) 71.0 (18.4) 0.01 69.3 (15.1) 74.0 (17.1) 0.01
  1. Abbreviations: Group 1, septoplasty; Group 2, septoplasty combined with radiofrequency therapy of inferior turbinate (RFIT); Group 3, RFIT only; VAS, Visual Analog Scale; SNOT-20, Sino-Nasal-Outcome-Test-20; SF-36, Short-Form-Health-Survey-36; pre, preoperative; post, postoperative. Data are presented in mean with standard deviation, p-values ≤ 0.01 are considered significant