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Audiology and Speech Research 2018;14(2): 90-99. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21848/asr.2018.14.2.90
한국어판 이명규모지수의 타당도 및 신뢰도에 관한 연구
황다혜1,2, 방정화2
1세브란스 안이비인후과병원 이비인후과 청각검사실
2한림국제대학원대학교 청각언어치료학과
A Korean Adaptation of the Tinnitus Magnitude Index: Validity and Reliability
Da-Hye Hwang1,2, Junghwa Bahng2
1Department of Otolaryngology, Hearing Clinic, Severance Eye & ENT Hospital, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Hallym University of Graduate Studies, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence  Junghwa Bahng ,Tel: +82-70-8680-6933, Fax: +82-2-3451-6618, Email: bahng.jh@gmail.com
Received: March 20, 2018; Revised: April 16, 2018   Accepted: April 17, 2018.  Published online: April 30, 2018.
ABSTRACT
Purpose:
The Tinnitus Magnitude Index (TMI) is a short tinnitus questionnaire that assesses the subjective perception of tinnitus loudness. Originally, Schmits et al. developed the TMI in English. This study aimed to determine the validity and reliability of a Korean translation of the TMI.
Method:
A Korean version of the TMI was administrated 215 subjects reporting tinnitus. Construct validity was evaluated using the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI). Puretone audiometry, speech audiometry, and tinnitogram were also assessed.
Results:
A significant and moderate correlation was found between the TMI and the THI-total scale. The TMI was the most significant correlated with the THI-functional subscale. The TMI also had high internal consistency reliability, confirming the questionnaire’s stability.
Conclusion:
The results suggested that the Korean version of the TMI might be a valuable validity and reliability. The Korean version of TMI could be an effective tool to quantify the impact of tinnitus.
Key Words: Tinnitus, Questionnaire, Tinnitus magnitude index
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