Main Organiser

Julius Centre University of Malaya

Co-organiser

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malay

Supported by

University of Malaya

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TINNITUS HANDICAP INVENTORY IN IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE ON TINNITUS PATIENTS IN THREE CENTRES IN INDONESIA

Author

Jenny Bashiruddin

Institution

FKUI-RSCM

Abstract

Objectives: To assess the validity and reliability of THI instrument adapted in Bahasa Indonesia to evaluate the quality of life in tinnitus patients

Methods: This study was a cross-sectional and multicenter study started from October 2010 until September 2011 and conducted at 3 hospitals in Jakarta (Dr Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital), Makassar (Dr Wahidin Hospital), and Surabaya (Dr Soetomo Hospital). The primary outcomes were transcultural validation, internal validation in functional scale, and reliability of THI adapted in Bahasa Indonesia

Results: The compilation of three centres showed significant validity scores. The internal reliability with intra observer approach was measured by intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and reliability test in all three centers had Cronbach-a THI functional scale of 0,754

Conclusion: THI adapted in Bahasa is valid based on WHO transcultural validation and reliable as a psychometric instrument in evaluating the quality of life in tinnitus patient.