Rhinology

Allergy Outcomes Tool: PAQLQ

  Pediatric allergic disease quality of life questionnaire (PAQLQ) Description Assesses for allergic disease that encompasses its effects on a child’s or teenager’s eyes, ears, nose, lungs, skin, emotions, and everyday activities Targeted Age

Facial Plastics/Rhinology Outcome Tool: NOSE Scale

Description Disease-specific health status instrument for use in patients with nasal obstruction Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 5 (N/A) Estimated Completion Time 5 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes

Rhinology Outcome Tool: SNOT-20

Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-20 (SNOT-20) Description Patient-reported measure of outcome in sino-nasal disorders such as rhinosinusitis and nasal polyposis Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 20 (2) Estimated Completion Time 10 minutes

Rhinology Outcome Tool: SN-5

Sinus and Nasal Quality of Life Survey (SN-5) Description Assesses health-related quality of life for children with persistent sinonasal symptoms Targeted Age Pediatrics Items (Domains) 5 (5) Estimated Completion Time < 5 minutes

Rhinology Outcome Tool: RSUI

Rhinitis Symptom Utility Index (RSUI) Description Measures the severity and frequency of rhinitis related symptoms over 14 days Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 10 (N/A) Estimated Completion Time 5 - 10 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment

Rhinology Outcome Tool: RSOM-31

Rhinosinusitis Outcome Measure (RSOM-31) Description Measure of rhinosinusitis health status and quality of life Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 31 (7) Estimated Completion Time 10-15 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

Dilation of sinuses, any method (e.g., balloon, etc.)

Sinus ostial dilation (e.g. balloon ostial dilation) is an appropriate therapeutic option for selected patients with sinusitis.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Adult Sinusitis

Update in Progress Leadership: Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Chair)

Research Gaps - Rhinology

Click to view the research gaps identified in this clinical practice guidelines: Adult Sinusitis  

Research Gaps - Adult Sinusitis

Research needs are as follows:  Define the natural history and management of subacute rhinosinusitis.  Determine the validity of diagnosing ABRS by patient history without confirmatory physical examination. 

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