ISSN 2149-3987 | E-ISSN 2149-553X
Original Article
Evaluation of the Correlation Between Turkish Voice Handicap Index-10 and Turkish Voice-Related Quality of Life Scale
1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey  
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Adnan Menderes University School of Medicine, Aydın, Turkey  
Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018; 56: 155-159
DOI: 10.5152/tao.2018.3262
Key Words: Voice, dysphonia, outcome assessment, quality of life
Abstract

 

Objective: Aim of this sudy was to evaluate the correlation between Turkish Voice Handicap Index-10 (TVHİ-10) and Turkish Voice-Related Quality of Life Questionnaries (TV-RQOL) on patients with dysphonia.

 

Methods: Two different groups were formed with patients with dysphonia and healthy individuals between February and July 2016. After medical history and otorhinolaringologic and phoniatric examinations all the subjects completed TVHI-10 and TV-RQOL questionnaries. The correlation between scores of parameters of questionnaries were evaluated.

 

Results: Data of 104 patients (59 women, 45 men) with a mean age of 46±15 years in dysphonia group and 75 individuals (38 women, 37 men) with a mean age of 45±13.8 years in healthy group were evaluated. TVHI-10 and TV-RQOL parameters’ scores were significantly higher in dysphonia group than healthy group. There were positive and significant correlations between scores of TVHI-10 and TV-RQOL parameters of all 179 individuals. There was significant positive correlation between total scores of TVHI-10 and TV-RQOL values of all individuals (r=0.949, p<0.001).

 

Conclusion: There is positive significant correlation between validated Turkish versions of VHI-10 and V-RQOL questionnaries as a self-assessment measurement tools. The results of studies which use TV-RQOL can be compared with the results of the studies using TVHI-10.

 

Cite this article as: : Kuntman BD, Şahin M, Öğüt MF. Evaluation of the Correlation Between Turkish Voice Handicap Index-10 and  Turkish Voice-Related Quality of Life Scale. Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018; 56(3): 155-9.

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