Outcome Measures in Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Fiona Ting, Claire Hopkins*

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    Purpose of Review: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) has a significant impact on the quality of life of patients and is a high cost burden to both society and patients. There is a variety of objective and subjective outcome measures that exist to assess the effectiveness of interventions. We aim to review current outcome measures available. Recent Findings: Traditionally, results have focused on objective measures, however, subjective outcome measures are gaining traction as being more important. Outcome measures in chronic rhinosinusitis are currently heterogeneous, thus limiting the impact of meta-analysis of past trial results. The development of a core outcome set may standardize the reporting of outcomes in chronic rhinosinusitis. Summary: We outline the outcome measures currently available and discuss a proposed core outcome set that may facilitate further value of research on interventions for CRS in adults.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)271-275
    Number of pages5
    JournalCurrent Otorhinolaryngology Reports
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2018


    • Chronic rhinosinusitis
    • Core outcome sets
    • Outcome measures
    • Outcomes
    • PROMs


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