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Translation, validation and psychometric properties of Bahasa Malaysia version of the Significant Other Scale for Hearing Disability (SOS-HEAR)

Tengku Zam Zam, Tengku Zulaila Hasma and Dzulkarnain, Ahmad Aidil Arafat and Rahmat, Sarah and Jusoh, Masnira (2016) Translation, validation and psychometric properties of Bahasa Malaysia version of the Significant Other Scale for Hearing Disability (SOS-HEAR). In: 4th Malaysian Audiology Scientific Conference (MASCO 2016), 21st-23rd April 2016, Melaka. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Past studies have reported third-party disability exists among the significant other of the hearing-impaired with degree ranging from mild to severe. There are many available questionnaires that measure significant other’s psychosocial well-being following hearing impairment; and one that has been psychometrically validated and matched with WHO definition of third-party disability is the Significant Other Scale of Hearing Disability (SOSHEAR) (Scarinci, Worrall & Hickson, 2009). SOSHEAR which was developed in English consists of 27-items, assessing 5 general aspects; (i) Changes in communication, (ii) Changes in relationship, (iii) Going out and socializing, (iv) Emotional reactions to adaptations, and (v) concern for partner. All the 27 items in SOS-HEAR are not related to any cultural and religious perspective. Thus, SOSHEAR is potentially applicable to be used in Malaysia’s clinical context, yet language barrier remains an issue. Hence, our aim is to translate the English version of SOS-HEAR into Bahasa Malaysia and validate it. This process involves forward and backward translation by two-panellists. A harmonized version of the translated questionnaires will be psychometrically validated using response from 50 spouses of hearing-impaired patient. The translation of the SOS-HEAR into Bahasa Malaysia and the validation process will enable its use in audiology clinic in Malaysia as a tool to evaluate the existence and the degree of third-party disability among spouse of hearing impaired patients. Recognizing third-party disability among spouses’ of hearing-impaired patient is crucial in determining the direction of aural rehabilitation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 4465/50451
Uncontrolled Keywords: Translation, validation,psychometric properties,Bahasa Malaysia, Significant Other Scale for Hearing Disability (SOS-HEAR)
Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Depositing User: Dr Ahmad Aidil Arafat Dzulkarnain
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2016 08:32
Last Modified: 24 May 2018 15:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50451

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