Lechosław Paweł Chmielik1*, Grażyna Mielnik-Niedzielska2, Anna Kasprzyk3, Tomasz Stankiewicz4 and Artur Niedzielski4
1Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Poland
2Department of Pediatric ENT, The Hospital’s Pediatric in Dziekanow Lesny, Poland
3Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Medical Uniwersytety of Lublin, Poland
4Independent Otoneurological Laboratory, Medical Uniwersytety of Lublin, Poland
Introduction: The quality of life can be simply defined as an area of human life that directly affects a person and is important to her/him, where in more detail it can be considered as 'an individual perception of an individual's life position within a cultural context, value system and in relation to their tasks, expectations and standards determined by environmental conditions'. Limitations in well-being will thus also occur in children suffering with sinus diseases. Study Aim: To assess the quality of life in children suffering from chronic rhinitis and sinusitis and comparing with a group of healthy children. Materials & Methods: The study group consisted of children with one of the most common chronic diseases of the upper respiratory tract, i.e. chronic rhinitis and paranasal sinusitis. Admission criteria were ages 5 to 18 years in the presence of a chronic disease such as chronic rhinitis and paranasal sinusitis. The Child Health Questionnaire-Parent Form 50 CHQ-PF-50 (CHQ-PF50) was employed, which is a general purpose research instrument gassed on psychometric tests designed for assessing physical and mental well-being among children aged 5 to 18 years. Conclusion: The greatest impairment to well-being in children with chronic rhinitis and paranasal sinusitis occurs for those areas affecting a child health status on parents' emotions, pain and discomfort and general perception of health. Parents of healthy children were found to attach great importance to the health of their children according to this assessment on the health-related quality of life.
Health quality of life; CHQ-PF-50; Chronic rhino-sinusitis; Children; Chronic sinusitis; Sinusitis
Chmielik LP, Mielnik-Niedzielska G, Kasprzyk A, Stankiewicz T, Niedzielski A. Health-Related Quality of Life Assessed in Children with Chronic Rhinitis and Sinusitis. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3338..