Patient satisfaction as a psychological dimension after rhinoplasty: A randomized study


  • Redžo Čaušević Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Irmelina Karić CEPS High School of Business Studies Kiseljak, Kiseljak, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Sanela Salihagić Clinic of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery, Clinical Centre of University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Indira Prguda Faculty of Teacher Education “Džemal Bijedić” University, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Dženana Hrustemović Discipline for Science and Teaching, Organizational Unit for Quality and Safety of Health Services, Clinical Center of Sarajevo University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faculty of Pharmacy and Health, University of Travnik, Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina



Nursing care, patient satisfaction, rhinoplasty, quality of life


Introduction: Rhinoplasty is an esthetic and functional nasal reconstruction surgery. The elimination of physical disabilities directly affects mental health and leads to a better psychological balance. Therefore, patient satisfaction is considered a valuable measure of medical service outcomes. The objectives of this study were to evaluate subjective patient satisfaction 1 year after surgery and its influence on the quality of life.
Methods: This was a clinical, retrospective, randomized, and single-blinded study in which patients were randomly questioned by the same examiner. All subjects underwent pre-operative preparation and post-operative flow at Eurofarm Centre from 2007 to 2010. The survey was conducted through anonymous questionnaires that were provided to each respondent at least 1 year after discharge from the hospital.
Results: Overall, 20 (50%) patients had esthetic and 20 (50%) had functional nasal surgery. Most respondents were born between 1971 and 1980 (52.5%) and between 1981 and 1991 (40%), with the least born between 1951 and 1960 (2.5%). Regarding the education level, 27 had university degrees (67.5%), 1 had postgraduate education (2.5%), and 12 (30.0%) were secondary school graduates. In addition, 25 (62.5%) were unmarried and 15 (37.5%) were married.
Conclusion: No statistically significant correlation was found between the subjective assessment of patient’s health based on eight dimensions of health assessment and variables such as type of surgery, age, level of education, and marital status 1 year after undergoing rhinoplasty. A statistically significant difference was found between the type of surgery and physical pain (p = 0.004 < 0.05, Mann–Whitney U test). Based on the research findings, we can conclude that patient satisfaction after undergoing rhinoplasty was moderately correlated positively with the quality of life (r = 0.180-0.345, p < 0.05).


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Čaušević, R., Karić, I., Salihagić, S., Prguda, I., & Hrustemović, D. (2020). Patient satisfaction as a psychological dimension after rhinoplasty: A randomized study. Journal of Health Sciences, 10(3), 219–225.



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