KBB-Forum 2021 , Cilt 20, Sayı 2


Özge ÇAĞLAR 1, MD; Halil İbrahim TAS 2, MD; Sibel OYMAK 3, MD;
1Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, KBB, Çanakkale, Turkey
2Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Psikiyatri, Çanakkale, Turkey
3Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Halk Sağlığı, Çanakale, Turkey
Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the coronotypes and quality of life of patients with allergic rhinitis.

Material Method: Our patient group consisted of 100 patients and our control group consisted of 74 patients. The patients with allergic rhinitis and the control group were selected from patients who did not have any other psychiatric or comorbid diseases and did not use any medication. First, patients with symptoms for at least 6 months were diagnosed with allergic rhinitis with appropriate examinations , followed by morning-evening test (MEQ) and quality of life test (SF-36). Results were compared statistically.

Results: The average age of our study group is 32.03 ± 8.31. There was no difference between the control group and the patient group in terms of age, gender and socioeconomic status. The number of those who were close to the evening type and definitely close to the evening type was higher in the patient group and it was statistically significant. It was observed that the parameters showing the quality of life in the evening type patients were worse.

Conclusion: This study shows that patients with allergic rhinitis tend to have the evening type. This also reduces the quality of life. This shows us that the sleep and psychological states of patients with allergic rhinitis are also affected by the disease and this should be taken into consideration. Keywords : Allergic rhinitis, chronotype, quality of life