ALEXANDRIA, VA — The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation addresses quality improvement opportunities in the diagnosis and management of allergic rhinitis in a new multi-disciplinary, evidence-based clinical practice gu
Leadership: Michael D. Seidman, MD, (Chair), Richard K. Gurgel MD, (Assistant Chair), Sandra Y. Lin, MD (Assistant Chair), Seth R. Schwartz, MD, MPH (Methodologist).Guideline Development Group: Fuad M. Baroody, MD; James R. Bonner, MD; Douglas E.
The decision to test for allergy should be based on first-hand knowledge gained by an individual history and physical examination. The results of allergy testing must be interpreted in light of these findings.
Pediatric Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (PRQLQ)DescriptionA disease-specific health-related quality of life instrument focusing on physical and emotional impact of disease in children 6 to 12 years of ageTargeted AgePediatricsItem
Pediatric allergic disease quality of life questionnaire (PAQLQ)DescriptionAssesses for allergic disease that encompasses its effects on a childs or teenagers eyes, ears, nose, lungs, skin, emotions, and everyday activitiesTargeted AgePediatricsIt
Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-20 (SNOT-20)DescriptionPatient-reported measure of outcome in sino-nasal disorders such as rhinosinusitis and nasal polyposisTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)20 (2)Estimated Completion Time10 minutesReliability/Validity Assess
Sinus and Nasal Quality of Life Survey (SN-5)DescriptionAssesses health-related quality of life for children with persistent sinonasal symptomsTargeted AgePediatricsItems (Domains)5 (5)Estimated Completion Time< 5 minutesReliability/Validity Asses
Rhinitis Symptom Utility Index (RSUI)DescriptionMeasures the severity and frequency of rhinitis related symptoms over 14 daysTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)10 (N/A)Estimated Completion Time5 - 10 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterat
Rhinosinusitis Outcome Measure (RSOM-31)DescriptionMeasure of rhinosinusitis health status and quality of lifeTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)31 (7)Estimated Completion Time10-15 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterature1.