Validation of the Otitis Media-6 Questionnaire for European Portuguese

Authors

  • Ana Rita Lameiras Serviço de Otorrinolaringologia. Hospital de Egas Moniz. Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental. Lisboa. Portugal.
  • Deodato Silva Serviço de Otorrinolaringologia. Hospital de Egas Moniz. Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental. Lisboa. Portugal.
  • Assunção O'Neill Serviço de Otorrinolaringologia. Hospital de Egas Moniz. Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental. Lisboa. Portugal. Departamento de Anatomia. NOVA Medical School. Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Lisboa. Portugal. Departamento de Otorrinolaringologia. NOVA Medical School. Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Lisboa. Portugal.
  • Pedro Escada Serviço de Otorrinolaringologia. Hospital de Egas Moniz. Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental. Lisboa. Portugal. Departamento de Otorrinolaringologia. NOVA Medical School. Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Lisboa. Portugal.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.7921

Keywords:

Child, Otitis Media, Portugal, Quality of Life, Surveys and Questionnaires

Abstract

Introduction: Otitis media is one of the most prevalent childhood diseases. The impact of otitis media on quality of life of Portuguese children is unknown, because of the unavailability of a tool validated in European Portuguese to assess this consequence of otitis media. The Otitis Media-6 questionnaire (Otitis Media-6) is the most frequently used tool to assess health-related quality of life in children with otitis media. This study aims to create a version in the Portuguese language and culturally adapted to Portugal of the otitis media-6 questionnaire.
Material and Methods: The Otitis Media-6 questionnaire was translated and culturally adapted to the Portuguese language and population. Then, to assess the instrument psychometric properties, it was applied to a sample of Portuguese children with chronic otitis media with effusion or recurrent acute otitis media.
Results: The Portuguese version of Otitis Media-6 questionnaire demonstrated the following psychometric properties: construct
validity for baseline (rs = 0.98) and change scores (rs = 0.97), internal consistency (α = 0.780), test-retest reliability (rs = 0.89) and responsiveness to clinical change (t(59) = 10.104).
Discussion: The simplicity and brevity of application of the instrument make it ideal for use in research and in clinical practice, enabling a more objective assessment of the extension of the otitis media impact in children quality of life and a more targeted therapeutic decision.
Conclusion: The Portuguese version of the Otitis Media-6 questionnaire is a valid, reliable and sensitive instrument to evaluate the health-related quality of life in Portuguese children with otitis media.

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Published

2017-05-31

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Lameiras AR, Silva D, O’Neill A, Escada P. Validation of the Otitis Media-6 Questionnaire for European Portuguese. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2017 May 31 [cited 2023 Jan. 27];30(5):381-7. Available from: https://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/7921

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