Validation of a Questionnaire for Measuring Health-related Quality of Life in Patients With Chronic Otitis Media

Validation of a Questionnaire for Measuring Quality of Life in Patients With Chronic Inflammation of the Middle Ear


Lead sponsor: University of Zurich

Source University of Zurich
Brief Summary

For measuring quality of life in patients with chronic inflammation of the middle ear, only two questionnaires currently exist. However, these questionnaires are designed only to measure either disease-specific health or hearing-related quality of life. The aim of this project is the validation of a pre-existing comprehensive questionnaire, which is routinely administered in the investigators clinic but has never been validated. Following a retrospective item reduction based on existing data, this questionnaire will be prospectively validated. Applying the resulting questionnaire in future studies on chronic middle ear inflammation, not only objective outcome parameters (e.g. audiograms) but also quality of life will be assessed. Therefore, the investigators questionnaire will add substantial information to these outcome studies by providing a subjective outcome parameter.

Overall Status Unknown status
Start Date October 2014
Completion Date December 2016
Primary Completion Date December 2016
Study Type Observational
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Validity day 1 (day of consultation)
Enrollment 160

Intervention type: Other

Intervention name: Administration of questionnaire

Arm group label: questionnaire


Sampling method: Probability Sample


Inclusion Criteria:

- clinical diagnosis of chronic otitis media

Exclusion Criteria:


Gender: All

Minimum age: 18 Years

Maximum age: N/A

Healthy volunteers: No

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Alexander Huber, M.D. Principal Investigator Universitätsspital Zürich
Overall Contact

Last name: Alexander Huber, M.D.

Phone: +41 44 255 58 60

Email: [email protected]

facility contact
Universitätsspital Zürich Alexander Huber, M.D. +41 44 255 58 60 [email protected]
Location Countries


Verification Date

August 2014

Responsible Party

Responsible party type: Sponsor

Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Arm Group

Arm group label: questionnaire

Study Design Info

Observational model: Cohort

Time perspective: Prospective