Adaptation and Validation of the Kannada Singing Voice Handicap Index-10

Gunjawate, Dhanshree R and Aithal, Venkataraja U and Bellur, Rajashekar (2019) Adaptation and Validation of the Kannada Singing Voice Handicap Index-10. Journal of Voice, 33 (4). 582.e1-582.e4. ISSN 0892-1997

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Summary: Objective: The aim of the present study was to adapt and validate the English version of the Singing Voice Handicap Index-10 (SVHI-10) into Kannada language. Study Design: Cross-sectional Comparitive study design. Methods: The English version of SVHI-10 was translated into Kannada using standard procedure. A total of 115 singers participated in the study, including 90 singers with no voice problems (control group) and 25 singers with voice problems. The internal consistency, test-retest reliability, clinical validity, and cutoff points were calculated. Results: Kannada SVHI-10 has excellent internal consistency and test-retest reliability. The singers with voice problems scored significantly higher than the singers with no voice problems (t =�14.67, df = 113, P< 0.001). The optimal cutoff point of the SVHI-10 was 9.5 with a sensitivity of 96% and specificity of 84%. Conclusion: The Kannada SVHI-10 is a reliable and clinically valid tool to assess the self-reported singing voice handicap among singers. It can also be used as a quick screening tool for distinguishing singers with and without voice problems as per client's perception. Key Words: Quality of life-Voice-Self-reported questionnaire-Kannada-SVHI-10.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quality of life, Voice, Self-reported questionnaire, Kannada, SVHI-10
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Speech and Hearing
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2019 06:42
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2019 06:42

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