Rhinology

Sinus Endoscopy

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. recognizes that endoscopic evaluation and endoscopic surgery are accepted modalities of diagnosis and treatment for sinonasal disorders. Adopted 3/2/1990 Reviewed 9/16/1995

Allergy Outcomes Tool: RQLQ

Rhinoconjunctivitis quality of life questionnaire (RQLQ) Description Measures the problems that adults with rhinoconjunctivitis experience in their day-to-day lives Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 28 (7) Estimated Completion Time 10-15 minutes

Allergy Outcomes Tool: PRQLQ

Pediatric Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (PRQLQ) Description A disease-specific health-related quality of life instrument focusing on physical and emotional impact of disease in children 6 to 12 years of age Targeted Age

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.