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Translation, adaptation and psychometric properties of Bahasa Malaysia version of the hearing handicap inventory for adult (HHIA): a preliminary study

Tengku Zam Zam, Tengku Zulaila Hasma and Dzulkarnain, Ahmad Aidil Arafat and Rahmat, Sarah and Jusoh, Masnira (2016) Translation, adaptation and psychometric properties of Bahasa Malaysia version of the hearing handicap inventory for adult (HHIA): a preliminary study. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 15 (Supplement issue). p. 33. E-ISSN 1823-4631

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Introduction:Patient self perceived handicap inventory is an important tool for modern health care including hearing loss. The HHIA is a self reporting outcome measurement invented to verify the hearing impaired patients’ complaint and carry out for appropriate client centered rehabilitation program. To the author’s knowledge, none of the self reported questionnaire for hearing loss is available in Malay language, therefore, further research is required.The aim of this study was to translate the English version of HHIA into Bahasa Malaysia and to psychometrically validate the questionnaire.Methods:The questionnaire was initially translated using forward-backward translation techniques by four panelists(2 panels for each level). The translated questionnaire was then reconciled and harmonized for cultural and content by the researchers and two expert panels before being piloted among 10 hearing impaired patients.At the present stage, psychometric evaluations have been conducted among 30 adults hearing impaired participants using Cronbach’s α (for internal reliability) and Pearson’s correlation for (inter -item correlation). All participants were recruited from IIUM Hearing and Speech Clinic. Results: Cronbach’s α value was 0.96 for combined items. There were a strong correlation between the total score of the combined items with each of the sub-scale scores (social and emotional) and between each of the subscale scores (r=0.920.98, ρ<0.01). Conclusions:The preliminary finding suggests the translated version of HHIA has the potential to be a reliable and valid tool to evaluate the hearing handicaps among hearing impaired patients in Malaysia. A large sample of subjects is needed for further evaluation to support this notion

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4465/52148
Uncontrolled Keywords: Significant-Other Scale of Hearing-Impaired (SOSHEAR), Hearing Handicap Inventory for adult (HHIA), translation, validation, psychometric, Malay version
Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Depositing User: Prof Dr Ahmad Aidil Arafat Dzulkarnain
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2017 08:51
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2022 15:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53026

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