Published: 2020-05-21

Visual analogue scale: a simple tool in rural region for physician’s global evaluation and patient’s self-evaluation in allergic rhinitis

Ganesh S. Pentewar, Ranjit J. Wagh, Aparna S. Chincholkar


Background: The study was done with the objective to study whether the physician’s global evaluation of the consultation corelates with patient’s self-evaluation to patient outcome concerning symptom relief of nasal congestion by using visual analogue scale.

Methods: A total of 52 patients completed a visual analogue score questionnaire presented at the consultation. 52 patients were reached in a seven days follow-up after the consultation. Patient’s outcome measures conducted at MIMER Medical College and Dr. Bhausaheb Sardesai Hospital in rural Maval Taluka in Pune district of Maharashtra state.

Results: Physician’s self-evaluation of the consultation was much more strongly associated with outcome than the patient’s evaluation.

Conclusions: The difference between the physician’s and patient’s evaluation of the consultation to predict patient outcomes indicates that the physician’s self-evaluation of the consultation is of importance.


Allergic rhinitis, Physician’s global evaluation, Patient’s self-evaluation, Visual analogue scale

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