Exploring the Impact of Anosmia on Daily Living: An Examination of Residents in Benghazi, Libya

  •  Balgeis Ali Elfallah    


The main objective of this study was to investigate how patients with anosmia cope with their daily lives in the second-largest city in Libya, Benghazi. Three dimensions are used to examine: (1) quality of life (QOL); (2) personal safety; and (3) social life. The data of the 34 patients was collected by distributing a questionnaire in two medical centres in Benghazi, Libya. After conducting the One-Sample Wilcoxon Signed Rank test and the Kruskal-Wallis test, the results demonstrate that the anosmia has no statistically significant effect on the QOL or personal safety. The results of social life, on the other hand, found that anosmia has no serious negative impact on patients’ social lives. Furthermore, the results reveal that there are no statistically significant differences in questionnaire replies between patients with different ages, durations of anosmia, and genders, except that it found a statistically significant difference between patients with different anosmia durations and the QOL.

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