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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 40-46

Turkish translation, reliability and validity of the amsterdam inventory for auditory disability and handicap


1 Department of Audiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, Turkey
2 Gazi Physics and Therapy Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
3 Department of Audiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
4 Department of Biostatistics, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Banu Mujdeci
Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Audiology, Ankara
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jisha.JISHA_1_17

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Introduction: We aimed to compose a Turkish version of Amsterdam Inventory for Auditory Disability and Handicap (T-AIADH) and investigate validity and reliability of T-AIADH. Methods: A total of 240 individuals were included in the study. They were divided into two groups. Individuals with hearing disability constituted the study group (n = 120), and 120 normal-hearing individuals constituted the control group. Results: The reliability analysis of 30 items in all study population yielded a Cronbach's alpha coefficient of 0.98. All Cronbach's alpha coefficients obtained in 5 domains of T-AIADH were above 0.90. For 5-domain scores, intraclass correlation coefficients demonstrated very good test–retest reliability. There were statistically significant differences between the study and control groups in terms of the mean scores of each of the 30 items in the questionnaire (P < 0.01). The mean scores of each of the five domains of T-AIADH were statistically significantly different between the study and control groups (P < 0.01). Criterion analysis showed positive correlations between the domain scores and the average of hearing thresholds (0.5 kHz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, and 4 kHz) in the study group (P < 0.01). Conclusion: The T-AIADH has a high internal consistency and test–retest reliability. T-AIADH can differentiate the individuals with hearing loss from the individuals with normal hearing. T-AIADH is composed of easily understandable questions, and it may be used to analyze hearing disability for screening purposes or as an adjunctive test to audiological tests in Turkish-speaking patients.


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