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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2012, XXXII/190: 228-231 Maximize

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2012, XXXII/190: 228-231

Title: Quality of life, depression and anxiety symptoms in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps treated by endoscopic sinus surgery

Authors: Różańska-Kudelska M., Szulc A., Matulka M., Simonienko K., Rogowski M.

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Quality of life, depression and anxiety symptoms in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps treated by endoscopic sinus surgery


Różańska-Kudelska M.1, Szulc A.2, Matulka M.1, Simonienko K.2, Rogowski M.1

Medical University of Białystok, Poland: 1Department of Otolaryngology; 2Department of Psychiatry

Chronic somatic diseases, including chronic rhinusitis, often correlate with symptoms of depression, anxiety and with quality of life deterioration.
The aim of the study
was to evaluate depression and anxiety symptoms, as well as quality of life of patient with chronic rhinosinusitis before and after surgery.
Material and methods
. The group of 20 patients was included into the study. Patients were examined twice: before and 6 months after surgery. Depression and anxiety were assessed by the means of Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Quality of life was assessed by the means of WHOQOL-100 questionnaire. Intensity of somatic symptoms was measured with VAS scale.
Results
. Before surgery patients demonstrated frequent symptoms of depression and anxiety. Depression and anxiety intensity correlated significantly with somatic symptoms measured with VAS scale. After surgery depression and anxiety rates decreased, BDI and HADS scores significantly decreased as well. Quality of life in WHOQOL-100 scale significantly improved.
Conclusions
. Chronic rhinosinusitis coexists with symptoms of anxiety and mild depression. Proper surgical treatment and somatic state amelioration are related with mental state and quality of life improvement.

Key words: quality of life, depression, anxiety, rhinosinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery

Pol. Merk. Lek., 2012, XXXII, 190, 228