Reliability and validation of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory

  • Omasa Haruka
    Keio University School of Medicine
  • Kanzaki Sho
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine
  • Takahashi Mariko
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Nagoya City University School of Medicine
  • Sato Hiroaki
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Iwate University School of Medicine
  • Wada Tetsuro
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Tsukuba University School of Medicine
  • Kawase Tetsuaki
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Tohoku University
  • Naito Yasushi
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital
  • Murakami Shingo
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Nagoya City University School of Medicine
  • Hara Akira
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Tsukuba University School of Medicine
  • Ogawa Kaoru
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine

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  • Tinnitus handicap inventory 耳鳴苦痛度質問票改訂版の信頼性と妥当性に関する検討

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Abstract

<p>  The Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI), a questionnaire to determine the severity of distress from tinnitus, is also used for evaluation of the efficacy of treatment of tinnitus. We performed translation and back translation of the original English version of THI and analyzed the reliability and validity of the revised version of THI. In this study, 98 subjects, including patients with the subjective complaint of tinnitus and normal subjects without tinnitus were enrolled from 6 hospitals. We confirmed the reliability of the revised THI based on the high values of the Cronbach's α coefficient and the test-retest correlations. We also confirmed the validity of the revised THI based on the correlation of the results with those of the previous version of THI, HADS (a questionnaire of anxiety and depression) and SF-36 (QOL questionnaire). Based on the results, we concluded that the revised version of THI can be used as a valid and reliable questionnaire. However, the reproducibility of questions 13 and 16 could not be confirmed.</p>

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  • AUDIOLOGY JAPAN

    AUDIOLOGY JAPAN 62 (6), 607-614, 2019-12-28

    Japan Audiological Society

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