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

Authors

  • Ganesh S. Pentewar Department of Pharmacology, MIMER Medical College, Talegaon Dabhade, Maharashtra, India
  • Ranjit J. Wagh Department of Pharmacology, MIMER Medical College, Talegaon Dabhade, Maharashtra, India
  • Aparna S. Chincholkar Department of Pharmacology, MIMER Medical College, Talegaon Dabhade, Maharashtra, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2319-2003.ijbcp20202188

Keywords:

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

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Ganesh S. Pentewar, Department of Pharmacology, MIMER Medical College, Talegaon Dabhade, Maharashtra, India

associate professor

department of pharmacology

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Published

2020-05-21

How to Cite

Pentewar, G. S., Wagh, R. J., & Chincholkar, A. S. (2020). Visual analogue scale: a simple tool in rural region for physician’s global evaluation and patient’s self-evaluation in allergic rhinitis. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 9(6), 951–955. https://doi.org/10.18203/2319-2003.ijbcp20202188

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