Validation and reliability of Turkish Singing Voice Handicap index Özgün Şan Sesi Handikap Endeksi ölçeğinin Türkçe versiyonunun geçerlik ve güvenirliği

Denizoğlu İ. İ., Şahin M., Kazancıoğlu A., Dağdelen Z., Akdeniz S., OĞUZ H., ...More

Kulak burun boğaz ihtisas dergisi : KBB = Journal of ear, nose, and throat, vol.26, no.1, pp.1-6, 2016 (Scopus) identifier identifier


OBJECTIVES: This study aims to constitute a valid and reliable Turkish version of the original Singing Voice Handicap Index.PATIENTS AND METHODS: An authorized committee assessed the reliability and validity of the content, scope, and language of the original Singing Voice Handicap Index which underwent a back translation process. The Turkish version of the questionnaire was answered twice with a 7 to 10-day interval by two singing voice groups with or without singing voice problems. The reliability and validity analyses were performed based on these answers.RESULTS: Of a total of 123 individuals (64 females, 59 males; mean age 26.2±7.3 years), 81 were without a voice pathology and 42 were with a voice pathology. The total Cronbach's alpha coefficient was 0.917. The item-total correlations ranged between 0.51 and 0.89. The weighted kappa values of test-retest correlation values of the items were 0.82-0.91. The Cronbach's alpha values of two part of the questionnaire based on the split-half method were 0.89 and 0.84. The mean total scale scores were 21.8±18.5 and 53.6±28.9 in normal and pathology groups, respectively and there was a statistically significant difference in scores between these two groups (p=0.000).CONCLUSION: The Turkish version of the Singing Voice Handicap Index is a valid and reliable scale which can be used in the evaluation of voice problems of Turkish-speaking singing voice users.