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Audiology and Speech Research 2018;14(2): 90-99.
Published online: April 30, 2018.
doi: http://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.
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.
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.
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.
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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