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Adaptation of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory into Polish and its testing on a clinical population of tinnitus sufferers.
Int J Audiol. 2017 10; 56(10):711-715.IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To describe how the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) was translated into Polish (THI-POL) and to present psychometric data on how well it performed in a clinical population of tinnitus sufferers.

DESIGN

The original version of THI was adapted into Polish. The reliability of THI-POL was investigated using test-retest, Cronbach's alpha, endorsement rate and item-total correlation. Construct validity and convergent validity were also assessed based on confirmatory factor analysis, inter-item correlation and Pearson product-moment correlations using subscale A (Tinnitus) of the Tinnitus and Hearing Survey (THS-POL); divergent validity was checked using subscale B (Hearing) of THS-POL.

STUDY SAMPLE

A group of 167 adults filled in THI-POL twice over their three-day hospitalisation period.

RESULTS

Test-retest reliability for the total THI-POL scores was strong (r = 0.91). Cronbach's alpha coefficient for the total score was high (r = 0.95), confirming the questionnaire's stability. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and inter-item correlation did not confirm the three-factor model. Convergent validity from the Tinnitus subscale of THS showed a positive strong (r = 0.75) correlation. Divergent validity showed only a moderate correlation. All analyses were statistically significant (p < 0.01).

CONCLUSIONS

THI-POL is a valid and reliable self-administered tool, which allows the overall tinnitus handicap of Polish-speaking patients to be effectively assessed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a World Hearing Center , Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing , Warsaw/Kajetany , Poland. b Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehabilitation Department , 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw , Warsaw , Poland , and. c Institute of Sensory Organs , Warsaw/Kajetany , Poland.a World Hearing Center , Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing , Warsaw/Kajetany , Poland.a World Hearing Center , Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing , Warsaw/Kajetany , Poland.a World Hearing Center , Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing , Warsaw/Kajetany , Poland.a World Hearing Center , Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing , Warsaw/Kajetany , Poland.a World Hearing Center , Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing , Warsaw/Kajetany , Poland.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Validation Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28537137

Citation

Skarzynski, Piotr H., et al. "Adaptation of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory Into Polish and Its Testing On a Clinical Population of Tinnitus Sufferers." International Journal of Audiology, vol. 56, no. 10, 2017, pp. 711-715.
Skarzynski PH, Raj-Koziak D, J Rajchel J, et al. Adaptation of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory into Polish and its testing on a clinical population of tinnitus sufferers. Int J Audiol. 2017;56(10):711-715.
Skarzynski, P. H., Raj-Koziak, D., J Rajchel, J., Pilka, A., Wlodarczyk, A. W., & Skarzynski, H. (2017). Adaptation of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory into Polish and its testing on a clinical population of tinnitus sufferers. International Journal of Audiology, 56(10), 711-715. https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2017.1319080
Skarzynski PH, et al. Adaptation of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory Into Polish and Its Testing On a Clinical Population of Tinnitus Sufferers. Int J Audiol. 2017;56(10):711-715. PubMed PMID: 28537137.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Adaptation of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory into Polish and its testing on a clinical population of tinnitus sufferers. AU - Skarzynski,Piotr H, AU - Raj-Koziak,Danuta, AU - J Rajchel,Joanna, AU - Pilka,Adam, AU - Wlodarczyk,Andrzej W, AU - Skarzynski,Henryk, Y1 - 2017/05/24/ PY - 2017/5/26/pubmed PY - 2018/5/9/medline PY - 2017/5/25/entrez KW - Tinnitus KW - instrumentation KW - psychoacoustics/hearing science KW - psycho–social/emotional SP - 711 EP - 715 JF - International journal of audiology JO - Int J Audiol VL - 56 IS - 10 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To describe how the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) was translated into Polish (THI-POL) and to present psychometric data on how well it performed in a clinical population of tinnitus sufferers. DESIGN: The original version of THI was adapted into Polish. The reliability of THI-POL was investigated using test-retest, Cronbach's alpha, endorsement rate and item-total correlation. Construct validity and convergent validity were also assessed based on confirmatory factor analysis, inter-item correlation and Pearson product-moment correlations using subscale A (Tinnitus) of the Tinnitus and Hearing Survey (THS-POL); divergent validity was checked using subscale B (Hearing) of THS-POL. STUDY SAMPLE: A group of 167 adults filled in THI-POL twice over their three-day hospitalisation period. RESULTS: Test-retest reliability for the total THI-POL scores was strong (r = 0.91). Cronbach's alpha coefficient for the total score was high (r = 0.95), confirming the questionnaire's stability. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and inter-item correlation did not confirm the three-factor model. Convergent validity from the Tinnitus subscale of THS showed a positive strong (r = 0.75) correlation. Divergent validity showed only a moderate correlation. All analyses were statistically significant (p < 0.01). CONCLUSIONS: THI-POL is a valid and reliable self-administered tool, which allows the overall tinnitus handicap of Polish-speaking patients to be effectively assessed. SN - 1708-8186 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28537137/Adaptation_of_the_Tinnitus_Handicap_Inventory_into_Polish_and_its_testing_on_a_clinical_population_of_tinnitus_sufferers_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14992027.2017.1319080 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -