The effect of temperature, humidity and peak inspiratory nasal flow on olfactory thresholds

Philpott, C, Goodenough, P, Passant, C, Robertson, A and Murty, G (2004) The effect of temperature, humidity and peak inspiratory nasal flow on olfactory thresholds. Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences, 29 (1). pp. 24-31. ISSN 0307-7772

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Abstract

Temperature, humidity and nasal peak inspiratory flow rate (PIFR) are potential variables in the quantitative measurement of olfactory thresholds in the clinic. To date, these variables have not been properly evaluated with respect to olfactory perception, and therefore the aim of this study was to determine their effect on the thresholds. These variables were measured on 10 occasions in 10 subjects over a 10-week period. The results obtained were then subjected to statistical analysis using a linear mixed-effect model. This demonstrated that olfactory thresholds are sufficiently independent of room temperature, peak humidity and nasal PIFR in a routine outpatient clinic environment in normal subjects, with no evidence of any statistically significant influence by these variables.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Rhiannon Harvey
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2011 13:01
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2020 23:44
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/32234
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2273.2004.00760.x

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