• Ahmad Jawad Samadi Balkh University, Balkh, Afghanistan
Keywords: septoplasty, turbinoplasty, retrospective studies, nasal blockage, quality of life, Glasgow benefit inventory


Patients’ benefits and quality of life are profoundly influencing how health services are delivered. In recent years, there has been a trend in emphasis toward subjective outcome measures. Although the effects of septoplasty are not entirely comparable, various scales have been considered to support more studies based on assessing results following functional nasal surgery. Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI) is a standardized patient benefit measure developed specifically for otolaryngological treatments. The aim of this study is the use of GBI to assess the impact of undergoing septoplasty with turbinoplasty on patients’ quality of life after one year. This study was conducted as a retrospective observational study. Patients over eighteen years of age who obtained septoplasty concurrent with turbinoplasty for the treatment of nasal blockage at the Almaty, City Hospital No. 5, were included. GBI questionnaire (-100 to +100) was used to measure the outcomes one year after surgery. A total of 309 patients who meet the eligibility criteria volunteered to participate, 112 females (36.2%) and 197 males (63.8%). The mean age was 26 years (SD=13, range 18-76 years). A total of 87.1% of the patients reported improvement in their quality of life. Better outcomes in the perception of quality of life were observed in the younger population; these findings are consistent with current international existing literature