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Table 2 GBI summary of results

From: Mastoidectomy and mastoid obliteration with autologous bone graft: a quality of life study

Question Median Interquartile range Number of respondents per answer
5 4 3 2 1
1. Effect on life 4 2 21 12 15 8 2
2. Overall effect on life 4 2 22 19 12 3 2
3. Optimism about future 4 2 17 23 14 3 1
4. Embarrassment 3 1 11 13 29 3 2
5. Self-confidence 3.5 1 9 20 27 1 1
6. Dealing with company 3 1 7 16 26 7 2
7. Support from friends 3 1 4 24 30 0 0
8. Visits to GP 3 1 8 16 32 1 1
9. Job opportunities 3 1 7 15 30 6 0
10. Self- consciousness 3 1 9 7 36 6 0
11. People who care 3 0 4 6 48 0 0
12. Frequency of illness 3 1 10 11 33 4 0
13. Frequency of medication 3 1 12 10 33 3 0
14. Self-opinion 4 2 16 20 17 4 1
15. Family support 3 1 8 16 34 0 0
16. Inconvenience 4 1.25 14 18 16 8 3
17. Social activities 3 1 6 13 36 3 0
18. Social situations 3 1 4 11 37 5 1