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English translation and validation of the Zurich chronic middle ear inventory (ZCMEI-21-E) assessing quality of life in chronic otitis media: A prospective international multicentre study

Michail Chatzimichalis, Lorenz Epprecht, Stefan Weder, Chanan Shaul, Kristi J Engle Folchert, Maria C Machala, Madeline M Goosmann, Marc Naville, Angela Zhu, Christof Roeoesli, Daniel J Lee, Stephen P Cass, Robert Briggs, Alexander M Huber, David Baechinger

Clinical Otolaryngology | WILEY | Published : 2019


OBJECTIVES: To translate and validate the Zurich Chronic Middle Ear Inventory (ZCMEI-21) for the English language in order to provide an English instrument to assess health-related quality of life in chronic otitis media (COM). DESIGN: Pilot translation study including cognitive debriefings, prospective multicentre cross-sectional psychometric validation study. SETTING: Four tertiary referral centres in three different English-speaking countries (UK, USA and Australia). PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients suffering from COM. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The English translation of the ZCMEI-21 (ZCMEI-21-E) and the five-level version of the EQ-5D questionnaire. The EQ-5D, which constitutes a generic measur..

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