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vol. 14
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Assessment of the quality of life of patients after endoscopic sinus surgery

Sabina Krupa
Dorota Ozga
Edyta Cielec

Katedra Ratownictwa Medycznego, Wydział Medyczny, Uniwersytet Rzeszowski
Koło Naukowe, Wydział Medyczny, Uniwersytet Rzeszowski
Online publish date: 2020/05/29
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Assessment of the quality of life of patients after endoscopic sinus surgery.

Material and methods
The research period lasted from 15 February to 31 March 2019. The study group consisted of adults aged 18 to 75 years suffering from chronic sinusitis. The method of diagnostic survey was used in this research work.

Impaired nasal patency causes great difficulties in everyday functioning and contributes to sleep disorders, weakness in concentration, frequent headaches, irritability, and fatigue.

The most common and troublesome symptom of chronic sinusitis was nasal congestion, which resulted in nasal breathing difficulties. Impaired nasal patency had a large impact on the daily functioning of patients. Ailments associated with chronic sinusitis have a decisive impact on comfort and poor quality of life. It was most noticeable in the area of everyday activities, while working, studying at school, and during activities of daily living. The use of regular pharmacotherapy using nasal glucocorticosteroids did not satisfactorily affect the quality of life of patients. The research showed that pharmacological treatment only slightly improved the quality of life. Early satisfactory results of functional endoscopic sinus surgery showed a highly satisfactory result. In almost all examined patients, nasal blockage resolved, which resulted in improved patency and nasal breathing. After the procedure, the patients’ quality of life improved significantly.


paranasal sinuses, endoscopy, quality of life

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