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Otol Neurotol. 2014 Mar;35(3):454-8. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000000205.

A new health-related quality of life measure for active chronic otitis media (COMQ-12): development and initial validation.

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*Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, Norfolk; †Multi-Centre Otitis Media Study Group, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge; and ‡Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich, Suffolk, U.K.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To develop and document for clinical use a new HRQoL questionnaire for the assessment of active chronic otitis media.

STUDY DESIGN:

Two-center prospective correlational study.

SETTING:

Two otology referral centers in England.

PATIENTS:

Fifty consecutive adult patients with a history of active chronic otitis media.

RESULTS:

Consistency criteria (Cronbach's alpha) and first principle component loadings showed satisfactory scoring with 11 of the original 12 items. A single factor was obtained correlating highly with simple unweighted scoring.

CONCLUSION:

Sufficient consistency and initial validity information was obtained from patients with a history of active chronic otitis media to justify clinical use of the reduced item set and acquisition of further data to refine scoring.

PMID:
24518406
DOI:
10.1097/MAO.0000000000000205
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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