Research Tools

Evidence Based Medicine

Evidence based medicine (EBM) (or more appropriately termed Evidence Based Practice) is an approach to the practice of healthcare comprised of the synthesis of the best available evidence from the biomedical literature with the clinical expertise of

Allergy Outcomes Tool: RQLQ

Rhinoconjunctivitis quality of life questionnaire (RQLQ)DescriptionMeasures the problems that adults with rhinoconjunctivitis experience in their day-to-day livesTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)28 (7)Estimated Completion Time10-15 minutesReliability

Allergy Outcomes Tool: PRQLQ

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

Allergy Outcomes Tool: PAQLQ

 Pediatric allergic disease quality of life questionnaire (PAQLQ)DescriptionAssesses for allergic disease that encompasses its effects on a child’s or teenager’s eyes, ears, nose, lungs, skin, emotions, and everyday activitiesTargeted AgePediatricsIt

Facial Plastics Outcomes Tool: DAS-59

Derriford Appearance Scale (DAS-59)DescriptionMeasures the spectrum of psychological distress and dysfunction that is characteristic of disfigurements, deformities and aesthetic problems of appearanceTargeted Age> 16 yearsItems (Domains)59 (5)Esti

Facial Plastics Outcome Tool: DAS-24

Derriford Appearance Scale (DAS-24)DescriptionMeasures psychological distress and dysfunction that is characteristic of disfigurements, deformities and aesthetic problems of appearanceTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)24 (N/A)Estimated Completion Time

Facial Plastics/Rhinology Outcome Tool: NOSE Scale

DescriptionDisease-specific health status instrument for use in patients with nasal obstructionTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)5 (N/A)Estimated Completion Time5 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesThis study was funded by the AAO-HNS/F and

Facial Plastics Outcome Tool: FLO Questionnaire

 Facial Line Outcomes (FLO) QuestionnaireDescriptionEvaluates the degree to which patients consider their upper facial lines to bother them; make them look older than they would like; detract from their facial appearance; prevent them from having a s

Facial Plastics Outcome Tool: SCI

Skin Cancer Index (SCI)DescriptionAssesses quality of life in patients with nonmelanoma skin cancerTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)15 (3)Estimated Completion Time> 10 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterature1) Rhee JS, Matthews BA,

Facial Plastics Outcome Tool: FaCE

 Facial Clinometric Evaluation Scale (FaCE)DescriptionMeasures facial impairment and disabilityTargeted Age14 - 81 yearsItems (Domains)15 (6)Estimated Completion Time10 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterature1) Kahn JB, Gliklich RE, B