Adaption and validation of the nasal obstruction symptom evaluation scale in German language (D-NOSE)

BACKGROUND: Questionnaires have proven their worth in detecting changes in quality of life after medical interventions.The Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation scale (NOSE) is a reliable and valid tool to identify restrictions of quality of life in patients with nasal problems. The aim of this prosp...

Authors: Spiekermann, Christoph Otto
Savvas, Eleftherios
Rudack, Claudia
Stenner, Markus
Division/Institute:FB 05: Medizinische Fakultät
Document types:Article
Media types:Text
Publication date:2018
Date of publication on miami:16.12.2019
Modification date:16.12.2019
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
Source:Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 16 (2018) 172, 1-6
Subjects:Cross-cultural adaption; Validation study; Outcome; Quality of life; Nasal obstruction; Rhinoplasty; Allergy
DDC Subject:610: Medizin und Gesundheit
License:CC BY 4.0
Language:English
Funding:Finanziert durch den Open-Access-Publikationsfonds der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU Münster).
Format:PDF document
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-42189562302
Permalink:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-42189562302
Other Identifiers:DOI: 10.1186/s12955-018-1004-x
Digital documents:artikel_spiekermann_2019.pdf

BACKGROUND: Questionnaires have proven their worth in detecting changes in quality of life after medical interventions.The Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation scale (NOSE) is a reliable and valid tool to identify restrictions of quality of life in patients with nasal problems. The aim of this prospective study was the validation of the German version of the NOSE scale (D-NOSE). METHODS: Adaption of the NOSE in German language was performed by forward and backward translation process.Patients undergoing functional septorhinoplasty were asked to complete the D-NOSE preoperatively, one, three or twelve months after surgery. Healthy volunteers served as controls. Reliability, validity and responsiveness of the D-NOSE were determined. RESULTS: The D-NOSE showed a good internal consistency as well as good inter-item, item-total correlation and a satisfactory test-retest reliability. The convincing validity of the adapted NOSE scale was approved by good construct validity and an excellent discriminant validity. Furthermore, a high sensitivity to identify clinical changes due to an intervention indicates a good responsiveness of the D-NOSE. CONCLUSIONS: The adapted German version of the NOSE questionnaire (D-NOSE) is an appropriate and validated tool to assess the influence of nasal obstruction in quality of life in German speaking patients.