International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Immunology | Indonesia | Volume 9 Issue 10, October 2020

Allergic Rhinitis Profile in Medical Faculty of Mataram University Students

I Gusti Ayu Putu Wahyu Widiantari | Anak Agung Ngurah Manik Adityaswara

Abstract: Backgrounds: Allergic rhinitis (AR) is the most common disease of all allergic diseases worldwide. One symptom of AR that is particularly disturbing for 90 % of patients is nasal congestion. Allergic rhinitis was not a critical illness but it could affect patients’ quality of life. Thus, it must be treated properly. Objective: This study was conducted to asses allergic rhinitis profile in students of the Faculty of Medicine, Mataram University. Methods: This study is a descriptive study with subjects, namely students of the Faculty of Medicine, Mataram University, who have qualified the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Collecting data using the google form application by filling out questionnaires including identity, sign and symptom, and the Total Nasal Symptom Score (TNSS) questionnaires for assessing the severity of allergic rhinitis. Data analysis was performed using the Microsoft Excel. Results: The total subjects were 50 students. Of the 50 people, 28 were female (56 %) and 22 male (44 %). Sneezing is the main symptom and allergic salute is the common sign in this study. Based on TNSS, about 15 people (30 %) had got mild allergic rhinitis, 23 people (46 %) and 12 people (24 %) had got moderate and severe allergic rhinitis respectively. Conclusion: women are the largest distributor of respondents (56 %). Based on the age distribution, the largest number of respondents came from the age of 21. Based on the distribution of symptoms, the most prominent symptom of allergic rhinitis was repeated sneezing 5 times a day and the most common sign in this study was the allergic salute. Then, the highest grade of allergic rhinitis based on TNSS was moderate, which was 46 %.

Keywords: Allergic, rhinitis, profile, medical, student

Edition: Volume 9 Issue 10, October 2020,

Pages: 1583 - 1585

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