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Factors associated with quality of life in Menière's disease

Yardley, L, Dibb, B and Osborne, G (2003) Factors associated with quality of life in Menière's disease Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences, 28 (5). pp. 436-441.

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The aim of this study was to identify the factors associated with better or worse quality of life in a sample of people with Menière's disease drawn from a UK self-help group (the Menière's Society) and to assess the forms of support on which the respondents could draw. A postal survey was sent to 1000 randomly selected group members, containing validated questionnaires assessing: (1) quality of life (the Short Form 36 (SF-36)); (2) factors that might predict quality of life; and (3) usage of resources provided to members by the Menière's Society. A total of 509 members completed the main survey, and 370 the second part of the survey. Factors associated with a less good quality of life included more severe vertigo, pressure in the ear, hearing loss and tinnitus, being younger, being female, living alone, having a lower occupational status and believing that the attitude of the consultant is unhelpful. Levels of vertigo severity in this sample were similar to those found in hospital samples, but it is possible that these respondents may differ in other respects from patients who do not join a self-help group.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Yardley, L
Osborne, G
Date : 2003
DOI : 10.1046/j.1365-2273.2003.00740.x
Uncontrolled Keywords : Menière's disease, Quality of life, Self-help, Vertigo, Vestibular, adult, age, aged, article, consultation, controlled study, device, disease severity, ear, female, health survey, hearing loss, human, major clinical study, male, Meniere disease, occupation, physician attitude, prediction, pressure, priority journal, quality of life, questionnaire, randomization, self help, sex difference, tinnitus, United Kingdom, vertigo, Age Factors, Female, Great Britain, Hearing Loss, Humans, Male, Meniere's Disease, Quality of Life, Questionnaires, Risk Factors, Self-Help Groups, Sex Factors, Tinnitus, Vertigo
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Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:46
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 20:01

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