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Outcomes research for patients with nasal obstruction has been hampered by infrequent objective and quantitative evaluation of nasal function.1 The Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) questionnaire, a validated patient-reported outcomes measure (PROM), allows for prospective evaluation of patients with nasal obstruction.2- 5 However, in practice, PROMs are underused in the field of nasal valve dysfunction, and surgical treatments are still supported only by level 4 evidence.6
Horstkotte K, Brooks M, Lindsay RW. Creation of an Electronic Data Repository for Patients With Nasal Obstruction Undergoing Functional Rhinoplasty. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016;18(1):73-75. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2015.1589