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Evidence has shown that the sensation of nasal breathing is related to variations in nasal mucosa temperature produced by airflow.
An appropriate nasal airflow is necessary for changing mucosal temperature. Therefore, the correlation between objective measurements of nasal airflow and patient-reported evaluation of nasal breathing should be dependent on the level of nasal airflow.
We find if the correlation between patient-reported assessment of nasal breathing and objective measurement of nasal airflow is dependent on the severity of symptoms of nasal obstruction or on the level of nasal airflow.
The airway of 79 patients was evaluated using NOSE score and peak nasal inspiratory flow (PNIF).
Three subgroups were created based on NOSE and three subgroups were created based on PNIF level to find if correlation was dependent on nasal symptoms or airflow.