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Psychometric properties of a Chinese (Cantonese) version of the Tinnitus Questionnaire.
Int J Audiol. 2009 Aug; 48(8):568-75.IJ

Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine the psychometric properties of a Chinese (Cantonese) version of the Tinnitus Questionnaire (TQ), which is a psychometric self-report measure of perceived tinnitus-related distress. The subjects were 114 adults who attended audiology clinics with a primary or secondary complaint of tinnitus. They completed the Chinese versions of the TQ (TQ-CH), Short-Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36), and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). The subjective severity of tinnitus and tinnitus-related problems were scored using rating scales. The TQ-CH and its subscales had good internal consistency reliability estimates (alpha=0.75-0.94), which were comparable to those of the original version. Significant correlations were observed between the TQ-CH and psychological distress, tinnitus-related problem ratings, and severity ratings. Factor analysis showed the high construct validity of the TQ-CH subscales. High test-retest reliablity (intraclass correlation coefficient=0.96) was observed. The results suggest that the TQ-CH 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 living.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Institute of Human Communicative Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 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)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19842811

Citation

Kam, Anna Chi Shan, et al. "Psychometric Properties of a Chinese (Cantonese) Version of the Tinnitus Questionnaire." International Journal of Audiology, vol. 48, no. 8, 2009, pp. 568-75.
Kam AC, Cheung AP, Chan PY, et al. Psychometric properties of a Chinese (Cantonese) version of the Tinnitus Questionnaire. Int J Audiol. 2009;48(8):568-75.
Kam, A. C., Cheung, A. P., Chan, P. Y., Leung, E. K., Wong, T. K., Tong, M. C., & van Hasselt, A. (2009). Psychometric properties of a Chinese (Cantonese) version of the Tinnitus Questionnaire. International Journal of Audiology, 48(8), 568-75.
Kam AC, et al. Psychometric Properties of a Chinese (Cantonese) Version of the Tinnitus Questionnaire. Int J Audiol. 2009;48(8):568-75. PubMed PMID: 19842811.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Psychometric properties of a Chinese (Cantonese) version of the Tinnitus Questionnaire. AU - Kam,Anna Chi Shan, AU - Cheung,Arron Pak Pei, AU - Chan,Patrick Yiu Bong, AU - Leung,Eric Kwok Shun, AU - Wong,Terence Ka Cheong, AU - Tong,Michael Chi Fai, AU - van Hasselt,Andrew, PY - 2009/10/22/entrez PY - 2009/10/22/pubmed PY - 2010/1/13/medline SP - 568 EP - 75 JF - International journal of audiology JO - Int J Audiol VL - 48 IS - 8 N2 - The objective of this study was to determine the psychometric properties of a Chinese (Cantonese) version of the Tinnitus Questionnaire (TQ), which is a psychometric self-report measure of perceived tinnitus-related distress. The subjects were 114 adults who attended audiology clinics with a primary or secondary complaint of tinnitus. They completed the Chinese versions of the TQ (TQ-CH), Short-Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36), and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). The subjective severity of tinnitus and tinnitus-related problems were scored using rating scales. The TQ-CH and its subscales had good internal consistency reliability estimates (alpha=0.75-0.94), which were comparable to those of the original version. Significant correlations were observed between the TQ-CH and psychological distress, tinnitus-related problem ratings, and severity ratings. Factor analysis showed the high construct validity of the TQ-CH subscales. High test-retest reliablity (intraclass correlation coefficient=0.96) was observed. The results suggest that the TQ-CH 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 living. SN - 1708-8186 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19842811/Psychometric_properties_of_a_Chinese__Cantonese__version_of_the_Tinnitus_Questionnaire_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14992020902822047 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -