Assessment of patient satisfaction with evaluation methods in open technique septorhinoplasty

Baser E., Kocagoz G. D., Calim O. F., Verim A., Yilmaz F., ÖZTURAN O.

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, vol.27, no.2, pp.420-424, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000002321
  • Journal Name: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.420-424
  • Keywords: Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation, patient satisfaction, Rhinoplasty Outcomes Evaluation, septorhinoplasty
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to measure the postoperative satisfaction of patients who underwent open technique septorhinoplasty (SRP) using Nasal Obstruction Symptoms Evaluation (NOSE), Rhinoplasty Outcomes Evaluation (ROE) and visual analog scale (VAS), and to assess the reliability and usability of these forms in the outcome of SRP. Forty-five patients who underwent primary open technique SRP were included in the study. The levels of patient satisfaction were assessed before the surgery and in the long-term using NOSE, ROE, and VAS. Nasal Obstruction Symptoms Evaluation scores were found to be decreased significantly after surgery, whereas ROE scores were increased postoperatively (P<0.01). Patients' either functional (VAS) and aesthetic (VAS) increased significantly in the long-term after surgery (P<0.01). There were no statistically significant differences between preoperative and postoperative measurements of NOSE, ROE, functional VAS, and aesthetic VAS by sex (P>0.05). There was a statistically significant positive relationship between ROE difference before and after surgery, and functional VAS difference (r=0.544, P=0.001).There was a positive correlation between pre-postoperative ROE difference, and aesthetic VAS difference (r=0.766, P=0.001). The relationship between the pre-postoperative NOSE score difference and functional VAS difference was found to be significantly negative (r=-0.833, P=0.001). The relationship between pre-postoperative NOSE difference and aesthetic VAS difference was also significantly negative (r=-0.475, P=0.001). There was a significant negative correlation between ROE difference between before and after surgery, and NOSE difference (r=-0.640, P=0.00). The disease-specific quality of life assessment forms used to evaluate patient esthetic and functional satisfaction correlate significantly with nasal obstruction and ROE.