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Protocol - Ear Infections (Otitis Media)

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Protocol Name from Source:

This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Availability:

Publicly available

Description:

This protocol contains two interviewer-administered questions from the 2009-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) that capture the frequency of ear infections and whether or not the respondent has ever had tubes inserted in his/her ears.

Protocol:

1. {Have you/Has SP} ever had 3 or more ear infections?

[ ] 1 Yes

[ ] 2 No

[ ] 7 Refused

[ ] 9 Don't Know

2. {Have you/Has SP} ever had a tube placed in {your/his/her} ear to drain the fluid from {your/his/her} ear?

[ ] 1 Yes

[ ] 2 No

[ ] 7 Refused

[ ] 9 Don't Know

SP = Sample Person

Personnel and Training Required

The interviewer must be trained to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population. The interviewer must be trained and found to be competent (i.e., tested by an expert) at the completion of personal interviews. The interviewer should be trained to prompt respondents further if a "don't know" response is provided.

Equipment Needs

These questions can be administered in a computerized or non-computerized format (i.e., pencil-and-paper instrument). Computer software is necessary to develop computer-assisted instruments. The interviewer will require a laptop computer/handheld computer to administer a computer-assisted questionnaire.

Requirements

Requirement CategoryRequired
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individualNo
Major equipmentNo
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collectionNo
Specialized trainingNo

Mode of Administration

Interviewer (face-to-face)

Life Stage:

Adolescent, Adult

Specific Instructions:

The Speech and Hearing Working Group notes that this protocol could also be self-administered and that it could be asked of young children by a parent.
Research Domain Information

Release Date:

October 8, 2010

Definition

This measure is a questionnaire to assess the respondent's history of middle ear infections and tube insertions in the ears.

Purpose

This measure can be used to screen a respondent for a history of otitis media.

Selection Rationale

These two questions were selected because they capture the number of past ear infections and the presence of tubes in the ears and were included in a well-established national study (the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, NHANES).

Language

English, Spanish

Standards

StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE)Hearing Ear Infection Assessment Description Text3139302CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)Ear infections - otitis media proto62979-0LOINC

Process and Review

This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). (2009–2010). National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Audiometry Procedures Manual. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

General References

None

Protocol ID:

200201

Variables:

Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX200201_Three_Or_More_Ear_InfectionsPX200201010000{Have you/Has SP} ever had 3 or more ear infections?4N/A
PX200201_Tubes_In_EarsPX200201020000{Have you/Has SP} ever had a tube placed in {your/his/her} ear to drain the fluid from {your/his/her} ear?4N/A