The objective of this study was to determine the psychometric properties of a Chinese (Cantonese) version of the Tinnitus Questionnaire (TQ) and the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory, which are psychometric self-report measures 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), THI (THI-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 results suggest that the TQ-CH and THI-CH are reliable and valid measures of general tinnitus-related distress that can be used in clinical settings to quantify the impact of tinnitus on daily living.
|Effective start/end date||01/03/09 → 28/02/10|