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Nasal valve surgery: Assessment of quality of life with the Glasgow Benefit Inventory.
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PMID:  24817232     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We used the 18-question Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI) to conduct a retrospective assessment of quality of life following nasal valve surgery. We telephoned 53 patients who had undergone open rhinoplasty for the treatment of nasal valve collapse over a 2-year period. A total of 39 patients-24 men and 15 women, aged 20 to 50 years (mean: 38)-agreed to participate and answer the questions. Follow-up ranged from 3 to 12 months (mean: 8). The spectrum of possible GBI scores ranges from -100 (maximum negative outcome) to 0 (no change) to +100 (maximum benefit); in our group, the median total score was +56 (interquartile range: +32 to +90.5) and the overall total score was +58. The three subscale components of the GBI-general benefit, physical benefit, and social benefit-were analyzed individually; the respective median scores were +46 (+21 to +71), +67 (+25 to +91.5), and +50 (+17 to +100), and the respective overall scores were +60, +59, and +50. Based on these findings, we conclude that nasal valve surgery significantly improves quality of life.
Jaiganesh Manickavasagam; Smeeta Wong; Veronika Varabei; Ullas Raghavan
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear, nose, & throat journal     Volume:  93     ISSN:  1942-7522     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Nose Throat J     Publication Date:    2014 Apr-May
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Created Date:  2014-05-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701817     Medline TA:  Ear Nose Throat J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  174-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
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