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Table 3 Correlation analysis of the COMOT-15 scales versus PTA (air conduction) at baseline and 6 months after surgery

From: General and disease-specific quality of life in patients with chronic suppurative otitis media - a prospective study

  PTA baseline PTA 6 months
Scales of COMOT-15 r p-value r p-value
OS 0.24 0.02 0.36 0.0005
ES -0.03 0.76 0.09 0.38
HF 0.43 < 0.0001 0.44 < 0.0001
MH 0.31 0.003 0.41 < 0.0001
  1. PTA = pure tone average, calculated from air conduction hearing loss [dB] at 500 Hz, 1, 2 and 4 kHz (n = 90); r = Pearson's correlation coefficient. OS = Overall Score, ES = ear symptoms, HF = hearing function, MH = mental health.