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The THI questionnaire: psychometric data for reliability and validity of the Italian version.
Int Tinnitus J. 2008; 14(1):26-33.IT

Abstract

The main objective of this study was to determine reliability, validity, and reproducibility of the Italian version of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) self-administered questionnaire aimed at evaluating the impact of tinnitus on the quality of life of subjects affected by this symptom. The questionnaire was presented to a sample of 443 subjects (285 men and 158 women; ages 19-86; mean age, 53) who were referred to our Tinnitus Centre in Rome and came from the entire national territory. All subjects reported as their main problem a tinnitus that had persisted for at least 6 months. Statistical analysis carried out on THI questionnaire results showed high internal consistency and reliability for the total scale (Cronbach's alpha = .94). Despite the poor number of items, the THI proved useful for the functional scale (0.86), the emotional scale (0.89), and the catastrophic scale (0.75).

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Italian Association for Research on Deafness (AIRS), Italy. stefania.passi@libero.itNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Evaluation Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18616083

Citation

Passi, Stefania, et al. "The THI Questionnaire: Psychometric Data for Reliability and Validity of the Italian Version." The International Tinnitus Journal, vol. 14, no. 1, 2008, pp. 26-33.
Passi S, Ralli G, Capparelli E, et al. The THI questionnaire: psychometric data for reliability and validity of the Italian version. Int Tinnitus J. 2008;14(1):26-33.
Passi, S., Ralli, G., Capparelli, E., Mammone, A., Scacciatelli, D., & Cianfrone, G. (2008). The THI questionnaire: psychometric data for reliability and validity of the Italian version. The International Tinnitus Journal, 14(1), 26-33.
Passi S, et al. The THI Questionnaire: Psychometric Data for Reliability and Validity of the Italian Version. Int Tinnitus J. 2008;14(1):26-33. PubMed PMID: 18616083.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The THI questionnaire: psychometric data for reliability and validity of the Italian version. AU - Passi,Stefania, AU - Ralli,Giovanni, AU - Capparelli,Emilia, AU - Mammone,Alessia, AU - Scacciatelli,Daria, AU - Cianfrone,Giancarlo, PY - 2008/7/12/pubmed PY - 2008/8/19/medline PY - 2008/7/12/entrez SP - 26 EP - 33 JF - The international tinnitus journal JO - Int Tinnitus J VL - 14 IS - 1 N2 - The main objective of this study was to determine reliability, validity, and reproducibility of the Italian version of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) self-administered questionnaire aimed at evaluating the impact of tinnitus on the quality of life of subjects affected by this symptom. The questionnaire was presented to a sample of 443 subjects (285 men and 158 women; ages 19-86; mean age, 53) who were referred to our Tinnitus Centre in Rome and came from the entire national territory. All subjects reported as their main problem a tinnitus that had persisted for at least 6 months. Statistical analysis carried out on THI questionnaire results showed high internal consistency and reliability for the total scale (Cronbach's alpha = .94). Despite the poor number of items, the THI proved useful for the functional scale (0.86), the emotional scale (0.89), and the catastrophic scale (0.75). SN - 0946-5448 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18616083/The_THI_questionnaire:_psychometric_data_for_reliability_and_validity_of_the_Italian_version_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/tinnitus.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -