Journal of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology of Shandong University ›› 2022, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (3): 110-115.doi: 10.6040/j.issn.1673-3770.1.2021.165

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Research progress on health-related quality of life in allergic rhinitis

NI Jingzi1, WAN Wenjin1,2Overview,CHENG Lei1,2   

  1. 1. Department of Otorhinolaryngology;
    2. Clinical Allergy Center, The First Affiliated Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210029, Jiangsu, China
  • Published:2022-06-15

Abstract: As a common chronic inflammatory disease, allergic rhinitis has a significant negative impact on the sufferers' quality of life. In addition to nasal symptoms, patients may also suffer from ocular and even systemic symptoms, including fatigue, sleep disturbance, depression, anxiety, and other emotional disorders, including decreased work ethic and learning efficiency. In recent years, health-related quality of life(HRQoL)has gradually received attention as an important parameter. This paper reviews the clinical symptoms of allergic rhinitis and its specific effects on daily activities, emotion, sleep, and education of patients. We raise the point that clinicians should pay more attention to the patients' subjective disease burden, and we further show that it is necessary to strengthen the citizens' awareness of the quality of life burden caused by allergic rhinitis to facilitate an early diagnosis and treatment.

Key words: Allergic rhinitis, Symptoms, Quality of life, Health-related quality of life, Psychosomatic disorders

CLC Number: 

  • R765.21
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