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Carr, A.J., Gibson, B. and Robinson, P.G. (2001) Measuring Quality of Life: Is Quality of Life Determined by Expectations or Experience? BMJ, 322, 1240-1243.

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  • TITLE: The Effect of Allergic Rhinitis on Quality of Life in Patients Suffering from the Disease: A Case Control Study

    AUTHORS: Ioannis D. Komnos, Maria C. Michali, Asimakis D. Asimakopoulos, Lentiona V. Basiari, Ioannis G. Kastanioudakis

    KEYWORDS: Quality of Life, Allergic Rhinitis, Questionnaire, Sleep Disorders, Physical and Social Activities

    JOURNAL NAME: International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Vol.8 No.4, June 20, 2019

    ABSTRACT: Background: Apart from nasal symptoms allergic rhinitis was associated with ocular or other symptoms affecting social and somatic activities or sleep. In the literature, only a few prospective studies regarding allergic rhinitis and holistic consideration of quality of life were reported. Methods: The aim of this case control study was to investigate prospectively the effect of allergic rhinitis on quality of life. 103 patients (50 males and 53 females) with mean age 30.8 ± 13.4 years, range 18 - 55 years, diagnosed with the disease with skin prick testing, were evaluated regarding quality of life by using the General Health Questionnaire-28, the Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS) and the mini Rhinocon-junctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire. 50 participants without history or al-lergic symptoms during the last 12 months formed the control group. Inde-pendent sample t-tests were conducted to assess significant differences between patients with allergic rhinitis and controls regarding all the examined parameters concerning quality of life. Data was analyzed using Windows statistical package of SPSS version 18.0 (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA). Statistical significance was set a priori at 0.05. Results: Dust mite, mixed grass and pollens were the most common allergens found in patients with allergic rhinitis. It was also observed that the examined patients showed statistically worse results concerning not only physical and social activities but also quality of sleep and nasal or other symptoms as compared to healthy controls (p 0.05). Conclusion: Allergic rhinitis negatively affected the quality of life especially the parameters that were related to psychosocial activities and sleep, which might have an impact on daily living.