Crooked nose: outcome evaluations in rhinoplasty

Crooked nose: outcome evaluations in rhinoplasty

Alternative title Nariz torto: avaliação de resultados em rinoplastia
Author Arima, Lisandra Megumi Google Scholar
Velasco, Leandro Castro Google Scholar
Tiago, Romualdo Suzano Louzeiro Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Hosp Servidor Publ Municipal Sao Paulo HSPM
Abstract A crooked nose is the result of deformities that might involve the bony nasal pyramid, the upper and lower lateral cartilages, and nasal septum, causing complaints of aesthetic and/or functional nature.Purpose: To evaluate how satisfied are those patients who underwent rhinoplasty to correct crooked nose, through the questionnaire Rhinoplasty Outcomes Evaluation (ROE).Material and method: A longitudinal study with retrospective analysis of preoperative satisfaction and prospective analysis of postoperative satisfaction of patients who underwent rhinoplasty. ROE questionnaire was applied twice in the same visit aiming at measuring patient satisfaction in both pre and postoperative periods. Nineteen patients who underwent rhinoplasty answered the ROE.Results: For all patients who underwent rhinoplasty, the average preoperative satisfaction score was of 24.6 +/- 11.3, while the average postoperative score was of 76.1 +/- 19.5 (p<0.0001). Average differences between pre and postoperative satisfaction scores in patients younger than 30 years of age were lower than those reported by >= 30-year-old patients (p=0.05).Conclusion: From the Rhinoplasty Outcomes Evaluation questionnaire, it is possible to demonstrate the impact that rhinoplasty to correct a crooked nose determines the quality of life of patients. Approximately 90% of patients undergoing rhinoplasty believed they achieved a good or excellent postoperative result.
Keywords outcome assessment (health care)
patient satisfaction
quality of life
Language English
Date 2011-07-01
Published in Brazilian Journal Of Otorhinolaryngology. Sao Paulo: Assoc Brasileira Otorrinolaringologia & Cirurgia Cervicofacial, v. 77, n. 4, p. 510-515, 2011.
ISSN 1808-8694 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Brasileira Otorrinolaringologia & Cirurgia Cervicofacial
Extent 510-515
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000293863600016
SciELO ID S1808-86942011000400016 (statistics in SciELO)

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