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Hearing-related, health-related quality of life in patients who have undergone otosclerosis surgery: a long-term follow-up study
Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Department of Clinical Science, Sahl grenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Audiological Research Center, Örebro University Hospital, School of Medicine and Health Science, Örebro University/Swedish Institute of Disability Research, Örebro, Sweden.
Örebro University Hospital. Centre for Health Care Sciences Örebro University Hospital, School of Medicine and Health Science, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden .
Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Department of Clinical Science, Sahl grenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
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2015 (English)In: International Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1499-2027, E-ISSN 1708-8186, Vol. 54, no 2, 63-69 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: The aims of the study were to assess health-related quality of life and hearing-related disability in subjects with otosclerosis 30 years after surgery.

Design: An observational study was performed. Medical records were reviewed, a clinical examination as well as audiometric assessments were performed. Generic health-related quality of life was assessed by the SF-36v2 and hearing disability by a shortened version of SSQ (speech spatial and qualities of hearing scale).

Study sample: Sixty-fi ve individuals, who had undergone stapedectomy in 1977-79 at a tertiary referral center.

Results: Generic health-related quality of life according to SF-36 subscale scores was comparable to that of an age- and sex-matched reference population. The SF-36 mental component summary score (MCS) was, however, significantly better than that of the reference population. The mental and physical summary component scores correlated significantly to hearing disability measured by the SSQ but not to hearing impairment. Hearing disability was displayed in all SSQ sub-scores, especially in more complex listening situations and in the localization of sounds.

Conclusions: This study shows that individuals with otosclerosis, 30 years after surgery, have a good generic health-related quality of life, despite moderate to severe hearing loss and significant hearing disabilities.

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2015. Vol. 54, no 2, 63-69 p.
Keyword [en]
Health-related quality of life; Hearing impairment; Otosclerosis; SF-36; SSQ; Stapedectomy
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Medical and Health Sciences Otorhinolaryngology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-37568DOI: 10.3109/14992027.2014.948220ISI: 000347971300001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84921320440OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-37568DiVA: diva2:753099
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Funding Agencies:

Gothenburg Medical Society Research Fund

Gothenburg Medical Society Research Fund, Amlov's Foundation

Swedish ACTA foundation, the Audiological Research Center at Örebro University Hospital

Swedish Association of Hard of Hearing People Research Foundation

Available from: 2014-10-07 Created: 2014-10-07 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved

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