Erfassung von Störungen der chemischen Sinne – Einschätzung des Gesundheitszustands durch Betroffene

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Although hundreds of thousands of people seek medical help every year because of smell and taste disorders, the burden on patients is often underestimated by health care professionals. Numerous studies have demonstrated the impact of disorders of the chemical senses on quality of life. In clinical practice, the Questionnaire of Olfactory Disorders (QOD) has proven to be a good measure of the impact of olfactory loss on everyday life. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) should therefore be used more frequently for better recording and assessing the needs of patients. In addition to education and treatment by specialized clinics, the provision and optimization of information platforms, support groups, and organizations should be promoted in Germany.

Translated title of the contribution
Detection of disorders of the chemical senses—assessment of state of health by those affected


Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)566-571
Number of pages6
Journal HNO : Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Halschirurgie
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023

External IDs

PubMed 37535151
ORCID /0000-0001-9713-0183/work/146645749
ORCID /0009-0003-7934-9343/work/149081415


ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Anosmia, Olfaction disorders, Patient-reported outcome measures, Self-testing, Surveys and questionnaires, Humans, Olfaction Disorders/diagnosis, Quality of Life, Surveys and Questionnaires, Germany, Smell