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dc.contributor.authorYlitalo-Heikkilä, Maija
dc.contributor.authorVirkkula, Paula
dc.contributor.authorSintonen, Harri
dc.contributor.authorLundberg, Marie
dc.contributor.authorRoine, Risto P
dc.contributor.authorHytönen, Maija
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-21T10:34:02Z
dc.date.available2018-09-21T10:34:02Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/6934
dc.description.abstractBackground Previous studies illustrated that chronic rhinosinusitis and allergic rhinitis represent individual and socioeconomic burdens to a patient. However, few studies exist on the health‐related quality of life (HRQoL) amongst other rhinologic patients. Our study investigated the generic HRQoL in different rhinologic diseases. Methodology Unselected adult rhinologic patients requiring special care at the Helsinki University Hospital were enrolled in this cross‐sectional, questionnaire‐based prospective study in February, May, August and November 2014. Patients were mailed a medical history questionnaire and a generic 15‐dimension (15D) HRQoL questionnaire. Diagnostic data were collected from electronic patient records following outpatient visits. Patient HRQoL scores were compared to an age‐ and sex‐standardised general population sample obtained from a large national health examination survey. Results This study consisted of 337 rhinologic patients (mean age 50.2 years, 50.4% men). The mean 15D score amongst rhinologic patients (0.865) was both statistically significant and clinically poorer than that amongst the general population (0.929). Rhinologic patients fared poorly on most dimensions of the 15D instrument, particularly on sleep, discomfort and symptoms, breathing and vitality. Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) were particularly affected. Yet, comparing the five most common rhinologic diagnostic groups revealed no significant differences in the mean 15D scores. Conclusions Rhinologic diseases, independent of the underlying cause, substantially and negatively affect patients’ HRQoL. OSA decreases HRQoL in these patients, although patients without an OSA diagnosis still suffer from a clinically important impairment of HRQoL and poor quality sleep.
dc.language.isoenglanti
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCLINICAL OTOLARYNGOLOGY
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/coa.13190
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.titleDifferent rhinologic diseases cause a similar multidimensional decrease in generic health-related quality of life
dc.description.versionfinal draft
dc.contributor.departmentSosiaali- ja terveysjohtamisen laitos / Toiminta
uef.solecris.id55873383en
dc.type.publicationTieteelliset aikakauslehtiartikkelit
dc.rights.accessrights© John Wiley & Sons Ltd
dc.relation.doi10.1111/coa.13190
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange1-7
dc.relation.issn1749-4478
dc.relation.volume[First published: 2 Sept 2018]
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccess
dc.type.okmA1
uef.solecris.openaccessEi


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