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Chronic Otitis Media Benefit Inventory (COMBI)

Authors: Phillips JS, Yung MW, Haggard M, Spencer H

  • The aim of this questionnaire is to find out how your ear problems have affected you since you have had ear surgery performed or another type of intervention.

    Please answer the questions below by considering carefully each question asked, and then ticking the appropriate box. There are no right or wrong answers, but please try to think carefully about each question before ticking the appropriate box.

    Once you have completed the questionnaire, please check that you have provided an answer to every question and do ask for help if you find it hard.



  • Symptom severity:
  • Much worse
    1
    A little worse
    2
    No change
    3
    A little better
    4
    Much better
    5
  • Much better
    5
    A little better
    4
    No change
    3
    A little worse
    2
    Much worse
    1
  • Much more optimistic
    5
    A little more optimistic
    4
    No change
    3
    A little less optimistic
    2
    Much less optimistic
    1
  • Much more embarrassed
    1
    A little more embarrassed
    2
    No change
    3
    A little less embarrassed
    4
    Much less embarrassed
    5
  • Much more self-confidence
    5
    A little more self-confidence
    4
    No change
    3
    A little less self-confidence
    2
    Much less self-confidence
    1
  • Much easier
    5
    Easier
    4
    No change
    3
    Harder
    2
    Much harder
    1
  • Much more support
    5
    More support
    4
    No change
    3
    Less support
    2
    Much less support
    1
  • Lifestyle, work and health service impact:
  • Much more often
    1
    More often
    2
    No change
    3
    Less often
    4
    Much less often
    5
  • Much more confident
    5
    More confident
    4
    No change
    3
    Less confident
    2
    Much less confident
    1
  • Much more self conscious
    1
    A little more self-conscious
    2
    No change
    3
    A little less self-conscious
    4
    A little more self-conscious
    5
  • Many more people
    5
    More people
    4
    No change
    3
    Fewer people
    2
    Much fewer people
    1
  • General:
  • Much more often
    1
    More often
    2
    No change
    3
    Less often
    4
    Much less often
    5