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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-23

Impact of chronic rhinosinusitis on patients' quality of life in the western region, Saudi Arabia 2022

1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Ohud Hospital, Medina, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 College of Medicine, Al-Rayan College, Medina, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Nisreen Ghazi Albouq
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Ohud Hospital, Medina
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjoh.sjoh_3_23

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Background: Rhinosinusitis is distinguished by the simultaneous inflammation of the sinonasal mucosa. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) has been demonstrated to have a negative influence on people's quality of life (QoL), as measured by a variety of standardized outcome instruments. We conducted this study to explore the impact of CRS on patients' QoL in the Western Region, Saudi Arabia. Subjects and Methods: This was an observational cross-sectional study carried out among population of the Western Region in Saudi Arabia in 2022. All males and females above the age of 18 years old were invited for participation. The data were collected by using a self-administered semi-structured questionnaire which was distributed via social media. SPSS version 23.0 was used for data analysis. Results: A total number of participants were 468. Most of them were females (76.9%), with males representing 23.1%. More than half of the respondents were from age between 18 and 28 years. In addition, our results revealed that during the past 8 weeks, a 1–2 week period was the most commonly reported duration of symptoms. Furthermore, the most commonly affected domain of rhinosinusitis disability index was the physical domain, followed by the emotional domain and functional domain. Conclusion: Our results suggested that CRS reduced QoL among people from the Western Region, Saudi Arabia. Further evaluation and research are needed to minimize the disability caused by CRS.

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