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Psychometric properties of the Chinese (Cantonese) Tinnitus Handicap Inventory.
Clin Otolaryngol. 2009 Aug; 34(4):309-15.CO

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To establish the reliability and validity of the Chinese (Cantonese) version of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory to measure the self-perceived handicapping effect and severity of the condition in patients with chronic tinnitus.

DESIGN

Cross-sectional psychometric validation study.

SETTING

Audiology clinics in a hospital setting.

PARTICIPANTS

Subjects were 114 adult Chinese who attended the audiology clinics with a complaint of tinnitus.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES

Test-retest and internal consistency reliability; construct validity.

RESULTS

The Chinese version of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory and its subscales showed good internal consistency reliabilities (alpha = 0.72-0.94) that are comparable to those of the original version. High correlations were observed between the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory and psychological distress, tinnitus-related problem ratings and severity ratings. Factor analysis showed that the Chinese version of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory has a unifactorial structure. A high degree of test-retest reliability was observed (intraclass correlation coefficient = 0.88).

CONCLUSIONS

The results suggest that the Chinese (Cantonese) version of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory is a reliable and valid measure of general tinnitus-related distress that can be used in clinical settings to quantify the impact of tinnitus on daily life.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. annakam@ent.cuhk.edu.hkNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19673977

Citation

Kam, A C S., et al. "Psychometric Properties of the Chinese (Cantonese) Tinnitus Handicap Inventory." Clinical Otolaryngology : Official Journal of ENT-UK ; Official Journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery, vol. 34, no. 4, 2009, pp. 309-15.
Kam AC, Cheung AP, Chan PY, et al. Psychometric properties of the Chinese (Cantonese) Tinnitus Handicap Inventory. Clin Otolaryngol. 2009;34(4):309-15.
Kam, A. C., Cheung, A. P., Chan, P. Y., Leung, E. K., Wong, T. K., van Hasselt, C. A., & Tong, M. C. (2009). Psychometric properties of the Chinese (Cantonese) Tinnitus Handicap Inventory. Clinical Otolaryngology : Official Journal of ENT-UK ; Official Journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery, 34(4), 309-15. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-4486.2009.01946.x
Kam AC, et al. Psychometric Properties of the Chinese (Cantonese) Tinnitus Handicap Inventory. Clin Otolaryngol. 2009;34(4):309-15. PubMed PMID: 19673977.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Psychometric properties of the Chinese (Cantonese) Tinnitus Handicap Inventory. AU - Kam,A C S, AU - Cheung,A P P, AU - Chan,P Y B, AU - Leung,E K S, AU - Wong,T K C, AU - van Hasselt,C A, AU - Tong,M C F, PY - 2009/8/14/entrez PY - 2009/8/14/pubmed PY - 2009/11/5/medline SP - 309 EP - 15 JF - Clinical otolaryngology : official journal of ENT-UK ; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery JO - Clin Otolaryngol VL - 34 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To establish the reliability and validity of the Chinese (Cantonese) version of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory to measure the self-perceived handicapping effect and severity of the condition in patients with chronic tinnitus. DESIGN: Cross-sectional psychometric validation study. SETTING: Audiology clinics in a hospital setting. PARTICIPANTS: Subjects were 114 adult Chinese who attended the audiology clinics with a complaint of tinnitus. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Test-retest and internal consistency reliability; construct validity. RESULTS: The Chinese version of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory and its subscales showed good internal consistency reliabilities (alpha = 0.72-0.94) that are comparable to those of the original version. High correlations were observed between the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory and psychological distress, tinnitus-related problem ratings and severity ratings. Factor analysis showed that the Chinese version of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory has a unifactorial structure. A high degree of test-retest reliability was observed (intraclass correlation coefficient = 0.88). CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that the Chinese (Cantonese) version of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory is a reliable and valid measure of general tinnitus-related distress that can be used in clinical settings to quantify the impact of tinnitus on daily life. SN - 1749-4486 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19673977/Psychometric_properties_of_the_Chinese__Cantonese__Tinnitus_Handicap_Inventory_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-4486.2009.01946.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -