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    A Comparison of quality of life outcomes following different techniques of mastoid surgery

    Joseph, J. and Miles, Anne and Ifeacho, S. and Patel, N. and Shaida, A. and Gatland, D. and Watters, G. and Kiverniti, E. (2015) A Comparison of quality of life outcomes following different techniques of mastoid surgery. Journal of Laryngology and Otology 129 (09), pp. 835-839. ISSN 0022-2151.

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    Abstract

    - Background: Mastoid surgery carried out to treat chronic otitis media (COM) can lead to an improvement in objective and subjective measures post-operatively. This study aims to look at the subjective change in quality of life using the Glasgow Benefit Inventory relative to the type of mastoid surgery undertaken. - Method: A retrospective multi-centre postal questionnaire survey of 157 patients who underwent mastoid surgery from 2008-2012. - Results: 83 questionnaire responses were received from patients having the surgery at 3 different hospitals (a response rate of 53%). 57% of patients had a Glasgow benefit Score of 0 indicating no change in quality of life post-operatively. 35% scored +50 indicating a significant improvement. The only significant difference found was that women fare worse after surgery than men. - Conclusions: The choice of mastoid surgery technique should be determined by clinical need and surgeon preference. There is no improvement in quality of life for most patients.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Mastoid, Surgery, Quality Of Life
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Anne Miles
    Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2015 14:01
    Last Modified: 01 May 2016 23:11
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/11539

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