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Development and psychometric adequacy of the screening version of the tinnitus handicap inventory.
Otol Neurotol. 2008 Apr; 29(3):276-81.ON

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To develop a screening version of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI-S) and establish its psychometric characteristics.

DESIGN

: Prospective clinical study to analyze 1) the level of predictability between THI and THI-S; 2) test-retest reliability of the THI-S; 3) 95% confidence intervals (critical difference scores) for the THI-S; and 4) a THI-S cutoff score used for referral purposes.

SETTING

Head and Neck Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, a tertiary care medical center.

PATIENTS

: Thirty-three patients reporting tinnitus as their primary complaint.

INTERVENTIONS

There was, on average, a 16-day interval between test-retest administrations of the THI-S.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE

Comparability of scores between the THI and the THI-S and test-retest reliability of the THI-S was assessed using Pearson product-moment correlations. The level of agreement between the 2 administrations of the THI-S was evaluated using Bland-Altman repeatability plots.

RESULTS

Comparability between the THI and THI-S was high (r = 0.90). Test-retest reliability of the THI-S was adequate (r = 0.81), as well as the level of agreement between administrations as demonstrated by the Bland-Altman plot. Based on 95% confidence intervals, pretreatment and posttreatment scores would have to differ by more than 10 points for intervention efforts to be considered significant. A 6-point cutoff score was analyzed as an appropriate fence for referral.

CONCLUSION

The THI-S is a psychometrically robust screening measure of activity limitation and participation restriction.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Section of Audiology, Head and Neck Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. newmanc@ccf.orgNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Validation Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18277308

Citation

Newman, Craig W., et al. "Development and Psychometric Adequacy of the Screening Version of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory." Otology & Neurotology : Official Publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, vol. 29, no. 3, 2008, pp. 276-81.
Newman CW, Sandridge SA, Bolek L. Development and psychometric adequacy of the screening version of the tinnitus handicap inventory. Otol Neurotol. 2008;29(3):276-81.
Newman, C. W., Sandridge, S. A., & Bolek, L. (2008). Development and psychometric adequacy of the screening version of the tinnitus handicap inventory. Otology & Neurotology : Official Publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 29(3), 276-81. https://doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0b013e31816569c4
Newman CW, Sandridge SA, Bolek L. Development and Psychometric Adequacy of the Screening Version of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory. Otol Neurotol. 2008;29(3):276-81. PubMed PMID: 18277308.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Development and psychometric adequacy of the screening version of the tinnitus handicap inventory. AU - Newman,Craig W, AU - Sandridge,Sharon A, AU - Bolek,Lauren, PY - 2008/2/16/pubmed PY - 2008/7/9/medline PY - 2008/2/16/entrez SP - 276 EP - 81 JF - Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology JO - Otol Neurotol VL - 29 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To develop a screening version of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI-S) and establish its psychometric characteristics. DESIGN: : Prospective clinical study to analyze 1) the level of predictability between THI and THI-S; 2) test-retest reliability of the THI-S; 3) 95% confidence intervals (critical difference scores) for the THI-S; and 4) a THI-S cutoff score used for referral purposes. SETTING: Head and Neck Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, a tertiary care medical center. PATIENTS: : Thirty-three patients reporting tinnitus as their primary complaint. INTERVENTIONS: There was, on average, a 16-day interval between test-retest administrations of the THI-S. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Comparability of scores between the THI and the THI-S and test-retest reliability of the THI-S was assessed using Pearson product-moment correlations. The level of agreement between the 2 administrations of the THI-S was evaluated using Bland-Altman repeatability plots. RESULTS: Comparability between the THI and THI-S was high (r = 0.90). Test-retest reliability of the THI-S was adequate (r = 0.81), as well as the level of agreement between administrations as demonstrated by the Bland-Altman plot. Based on 95% confidence intervals, pretreatment and posttreatment scores would have to differ by more than 10 points for intervention efforts to be considered significant. A 6-point cutoff score was analyzed as an appropriate fence for referral. CONCLUSION: The THI-S is a psychometrically robust screening measure of activity limitation and participation restriction. SN - 1531-7129 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18277308/Development_and_psychometric_adequacy_of_the_screening_version_of_the_tinnitus_handicap_inventory_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0b013e31816569c4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -