Psychometric properties of the Chinese (Cantonese) Tinnitus Handicap Inventory

Chi Shan KAM, A.P.P. CHEUNG, P.Y.B. CHAN, E.K.S. LEUNG, T.K.C. WONG, C.A. VAN HASSELT, M.C.F. TONG

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Abstract

Objectives: To establish the reliablity 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 (α = 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 reliablity 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. Copyright © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-315
JournalClinical Otolaryngology
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

Citation

Kam, A. C. S., Cheung, A. P. P., Chan, P. Y. B., Leung, E. K. S., Wong, T. K. C., van Hasselt, C. A., & Tong, M. C. F. (2009). Psychometric properties of the Chinese (Cantonese) Tinnitus Handicap Inventory. Clinical Otolaryngology, 34(4), 309-315. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-4486.2009.01946.x

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