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Visual analog scale (VAS) and nasal obstruction in persistent allergic rhinitis.
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2009; 141(4):527-9OH

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Nasal airflow resistance, as measured by rhinomanometry, is frequently impaired in allergic rhinitis (AR). However, rhinomanometry is scarcely available. The aim of this study was to verify the suitability of the use of visual analog scales (VAS) as a surrogate for rhinomanometry in quantifying nasal obstruction in patients with persistent allergic rhinitis.

STUDY DESIGN

Prospective study on patients with allergic rhinitis.

SETTING

ENT clinic.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS

Fifty patients (27 males, mean age 23 years, SD 2.24) were studied. VAS for nasal obstruction and other AR symptoms and rhinomanometry were performed in all patients.

RESULTS

A significant, very strong correlation has been observed between VAS for nasal obstruction and nasal airflow resistance (Spearman r = 0.879, P < 0.001). Moreover, a significant correlation exists between VAS for rhinorrhea and resistance (Spearman r = 0.313, P = 0.027).

CONCLUSION

The use of VAS for assessing the nasal obstruction appears clinically relevant in that it allows, with good reliability, the quantification of this symptom in the absence of rhinomanometry.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy. gio.cip@libero.itNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19786224

Citation

Ciprandi, Giorgio, et al. "Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and Nasal Obstruction in Persistent Allergic Rhinitis." Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 141, no. 4, 2009, pp. 527-9.
Ciprandi G, Mora F, Cassano M, et al. Visual analog scale (VAS) and nasal obstruction in persistent allergic rhinitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009;141(4):527-9.
Ciprandi, G., Mora, F., Cassano, M., Gallina, A. M., & Mora, R. (2009). Visual analog scale (VAS) and nasal obstruction in persistent allergic rhinitis. Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 141(4), pp. 527-9. doi:10.1016/j.otohns.2009.06.083.
Ciprandi G, et al. Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and Nasal Obstruction in Persistent Allergic Rhinitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009;141(4):527-9. PubMed PMID: 19786224.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Visual analog scale (VAS) and nasal obstruction in persistent allergic rhinitis. AU - Ciprandi,Giorgio, AU - Mora,Francesco, AU - Cassano,Michele, AU - Gallina,Anna Maria, AU - Mora,Renzo, PY - 2009/04/02/received PY - 2009/05/18/revised PY - 2009/06/17/accepted PY - 2009/9/30/entrez PY - 2009/9/30/pubmed PY - 2009/12/16/medline SP - 527 EP - 9 JF - Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery JO - Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg VL - 141 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Nasal airflow resistance, as measured by rhinomanometry, is frequently impaired in allergic rhinitis (AR). However, rhinomanometry is scarcely available. The aim of this study was to verify the suitability of the use of visual analog scales (VAS) as a surrogate for rhinomanometry in quantifying nasal obstruction in patients with persistent allergic rhinitis. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study on patients with allergic rhinitis. SETTING: ENT clinic. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Fifty patients (27 males, mean age 23 years, SD 2.24) were studied. VAS for nasal obstruction and other AR symptoms and rhinomanometry were performed in all patients. RESULTS: A significant, very strong correlation has been observed between VAS for nasal obstruction and nasal airflow resistance (Spearman r = 0.879, P < 0.001). Moreover, a significant correlation exists between VAS for rhinorrhea and resistance (Spearman r = 0.313, P = 0.027). CONCLUSION: The use of VAS for assessing the nasal obstruction appears clinically relevant in that it allows, with good reliability, the quantification of this symptom in the absence of rhinomanometry. SN - 1097-6817 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19786224/Visual_analog_scale__VAS__and_nasal_obstruction_in_persistent_allergic_rhinitis_ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1016/j.otohns.2009.06.083?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&amp;rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&amp;rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -