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Function or cosmesis--what is the predominant concern in patients with nasal trauma presenting for rhinoplasty?

Philpott CM, Clark A, McKiernan DC - Eplasty (2009)

Bottom Line: A cross-sectional questionnaire study was performed in the setting of otorhinolaryngology outpatient clinics in the Cambridge University Hospitals.New patients referred to the clinic with nasal deformities secondary to recent trauma were included.To provide a control group, new patients attending for nonrhinological reasons were also asked to complete 2 questionnaires (a study specific one and the SF36).

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Affiliation: Departments of Otorhinolaryngology, Cambridge University Hospitals, (Addenbrooke's and West Suffolk Hospitals) NHS Trusts, Cambridge, United Kingdom. carl.philpott@btinternet.com

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To assess whether or not patients receiving rhinoplasties following nasal trauma sought intervention for a functional or cosmetic reason and look at underlying psychosocial influences.

Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire study was performed in the setting of otorhinolaryngology outpatient clinics in the Cambridge University Hospitals. New patients referred to the clinic with nasal deformities secondary to recent trauma were included. To provide a control group, new patients attending for nonrhinological reasons were also asked to complete 2 questionnaires (a study specific one and the SF36). The age range of patients was 21 to 66 years in the control group and 17 to 67 years in the rhinoplasty group.

Results: Patients attending for rhinoplasty were more likely to be male (79% vs 37%, P = .008) and have had previous nasal trauma (relative risk = 2.14, P = .0086) They neither had significantly higher scores for the SF36 or higher alcohol consumption nor were more likely to participate in contact sports than the control group nor did they differ significantly in terms of social class.

Conclusion: This study did not find evidence that posttrauma rhinoplasty patients are anymore introspective and depressed than the normal control population and that function was the predominant concern over cosmesis.

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Mentions: This was a questionnaire-based study with patients being selected to complete questionnaires at the time of their outpatient appointment in the ENT Clinics at Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, and Cambridge. New referrals for nasal deformity secondary to trauma were invited to complete the questionnaire (Fig 1) that incorporated the Short Form 36 Quality of Life Questionnaire.21 To provide a control group, new nonrhinological referrals were also invited to complete the questionnaire in the same setting. Patients who were unable to comprehend English or had nasal deformity due to a nontraumatic etiology were excluded. Patients were excluded from the control group if they had any concomitant rhinological problems. Thirty-eight patients' questionnaires were collected—19 in each group. These were then collated and the data analyzed by using Stata software (Stata SE for Windows, Version 9.1, College Station, Tex).


Function or cosmesis--what is the predominant concern in patients with nasal trauma presenting for rhinoplasty?

Philpott CM, Clark A, McKiernan DC - Eplasty (2009)

Patient questionnaire.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2651746&req=5

Figure 1: Patient questionnaire.
Mentions: This was a questionnaire-based study with patients being selected to complete questionnaires at the time of their outpatient appointment in the ENT Clinics at Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, and Cambridge. New referrals for nasal deformity secondary to trauma were invited to complete the questionnaire (Fig 1) that incorporated the Short Form 36 Quality of Life Questionnaire.21 To provide a control group, new nonrhinological referrals were also invited to complete the questionnaire in the same setting. Patients who were unable to comprehend English or had nasal deformity due to a nontraumatic etiology were excluded. Patients were excluded from the control group if they had any concomitant rhinological problems. Thirty-eight patients' questionnaires were collected—19 in each group. These were then collated and the data analyzed by using Stata software (Stata SE for Windows, Version 9.1, College Station, Tex).

Bottom Line: A cross-sectional questionnaire study was performed in the setting of otorhinolaryngology outpatient clinics in the Cambridge University Hospitals.New patients referred to the clinic with nasal deformities secondary to recent trauma were included.To provide a control group, new patients attending for nonrhinological reasons were also asked to complete 2 questionnaires (a study specific one and the SF36).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Departments of Otorhinolaryngology, Cambridge University Hospitals, (Addenbrooke's and West Suffolk Hospitals) NHS Trusts, Cambridge, United Kingdom. carl.philpott@btinternet.com

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To assess whether or not patients receiving rhinoplasties following nasal trauma sought intervention for a functional or cosmetic reason and look at underlying psychosocial influences.

Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire study was performed in the setting of otorhinolaryngology outpatient clinics in the Cambridge University Hospitals. New patients referred to the clinic with nasal deformities secondary to recent trauma were included. To provide a control group, new patients attending for nonrhinological reasons were also asked to complete 2 questionnaires (a study specific one and the SF36). The age range of patients was 21 to 66 years in the control group and 17 to 67 years in the rhinoplasty group.

Results: Patients attending for rhinoplasty were more likely to be male (79% vs 37%, P = .008) and have had previous nasal trauma (relative risk = 2.14, P = .0086) They neither had significantly higher scores for the SF36 or higher alcohol consumption nor were more likely to participate in contact sports than the control group nor did they differ significantly in terms of social class.

Conclusion: This study did not find evidence that posttrauma rhinoplasty patients are anymore introspective and depressed than the normal control population and that function was the predominant concern over cosmesis.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus