Long-term improvements in quality-of-life after surgical therapy for pediatric sinonasal disease

Emily F. Rudnick, Ron B. Mitchell

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objective: To study long-term changes in quality-of-life (QOL) in children after surgery for chronic sinonasal disease. Design: Prospective, nonrandomized. Methods: Caregivers completed the SN-5 QOL instrument before surgery. Children underwent either adenoidectomy or endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Caregivers then completed a survey <6 months (short-term) and between six and 24 months after surgery (long-term). Scores were compared using a paired t test. Results: Twenty-two children were enrolled (mean age, 5.7 years). The majority (59%) of children underwent ESS. The mean preoperative total score was 25.6. Postoperatively, the mean total score was 11.7 at short-term (P < 0.0001) and 11.5 at long-term follow-up (P < 0.0001). Short- and long-term postoperative scores for all domains were significantly different from preoperative scores. In the long-term scores, the domain with the greatest change was "emotional distress" (SRM 1.9) and with the smallest change was "allergy symptoms" (SRM 1.0). There were no significant differences between children who underwent adenoidectomy compared with ESS. Conclusions: After adenoidectomy or ESS, caregivers observe a long-term improvement in QOL of children with sinonasal disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)873-877
Number of pages5
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume137
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007

Fingerprint

Quality of Life
Pediatrics
Adenoidectomy
Caregivers
Therapeutics
Hypersensitivity
Chronic Disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

Cite this

Long-term improvements in quality-of-life after surgical therapy for pediatric sinonasal disease. / Rudnick, Emily F.; Mitchell, Ron B.

In: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Vol. 137, No. 6, 12.2007, p. 873-877.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{8af9da392f6448c889c443bb2a7044d8,
title = "Long-term improvements in quality-of-life after surgical therapy for pediatric sinonasal disease",
abstract = "Objective: To study long-term changes in quality-of-life (QOL) in children after surgery for chronic sinonasal disease. Design: Prospective, nonrandomized. Methods: Caregivers completed the SN-5 QOL instrument before surgery. Children underwent either adenoidectomy or endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Caregivers then completed a survey <6 months (short-term) and between six and 24 months after surgery (long-term). Scores were compared using a paired t test. Results: Twenty-two children were enrolled (mean age, 5.7 years). The majority (59{\%}) of children underwent ESS. The mean preoperative total score was 25.6. Postoperatively, the mean total score was 11.7 at short-term (P < 0.0001) and 11.5 at long-term follow-up (P < 0.0001). Short- and long-term postoperative scores for all domains were significantly different from preoperative scores. In the long-term scores, the domain with the greatest change was {"}emotional distress{"} (SRM 1.9) and with the smallest change was {"}allergy symptoms{"} (SRM 1.0). There were no significant differences between children who underwent adenoidectomy compared with ESS. Conclusions: After adenoidectomy or ESS, caregivers observe a long-term improvement in QOL of children with sinonasal disease.",
author = "Rudnick, {Emily F.} and Mitchell, {Ron B.}",
year = "2007",
month = "12",
doi = "10.1016/j.otohns.2007.08.006",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "137",
pages = "873--877",
journal = "Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States)",
issn = "0194-5998",
publisher = "Mosby Inc.",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Long-term improvements in quality-of-life after surgical therapy for pediatric sinonasal disease

AU - Rudnick, Emily F.

AU - Mitchell, Ron B.

PY - 2007/12

Y1 - 2007/12

N2 - Objective: To study long-term changes in quality-of-life (QOL) in children after surgery for chronic sinonasal disease. Design: Prospective, nonrandomized. Methods: Caregivers completed the SN-5 QOL instrument before surgery. Children underwent either adenoidectomy or endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Caregivers then completed a survey <6 months (short-term) and between six and 24 months after surgery (long-term). Scores were compared using a paired t test. Results: Twenty-two children were enrolled (mean age, 5.7 years). The majority (59%) of children underwent ESS. The mean preoperative total score was 25.6. Postoperatively, the mean total score was 11.7 at short-term (P < 0.0001) and 11.5 at long-term follow-up (P < 0.0001). Short- and long-term postoperative scores for all domains were significantly different from preoperative scores. In the long-term scores, the domain with the greatest change was "emotional distress" (SRM 1.9) and with the smallest change was "allergy symptoms" (SRM 1.0). There were no significant differences between children who underwent adenoidectomy compared with ESS. Conclusions: After adenoidectomy or ESS, caregivers observe a long-term improvement in QOL of children with sinonasal disease.

AB - Objective: To study long-term changes in quality-of-life (QOL) in children after surgery for chronic sinonasal disease. Design: Prospective, nonrandomized. Methods: Caregivers completed the SN-5 QOL instrument before surgery. Children underwent either adenoidectomy or endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Caregivers then completed a survey <6 months (short-term) and between six and 24 months after surgery (long-term). Scores were compared using a paired t test. Results: Twenty-two children were enrolled (mean age, 5.7 years). The majority (59%) of children underwent ESS. The mean preoperative total score was 25.6. Postoperatively, the mean total score was 11.7 at short-term (P < 0.0001) and 11.5 at long-term follow-up (P < 0.0001). Short- and long-term postoperative scores for all domains were significantly different from preoperative scores. In the long-term scores, the domain with the greatest change was "emotional distress" (SRM 1.9) and with the smallest change was "allergy symptoms" (SRM 1.0). There were no significant differences between children who underwent adenoidectomy compared with ESS. Conclusions: After adenoidectomy or ESS, caregivers observe a long-term improvement in QOL of children with sinonasal disease.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=36249012560&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=36249012560&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.otohns.2007.08.006

DO - 10.1016/j.otohns.2007.08.006

M3 - Article

C2 - 18036413

AN - SCOPUS:36249012560

VL - 137

SP - 873

EP - 877

JO - Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States)

JF - Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States)

SN - 0194-5998

IS - 6

ER -