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My-VRBQ: Translation and preliminary validation of the vestibular rehabilitation benefit questionnaire (VRBQ)

Mohtar, Nurul Nabila and Wan Ahmad, Wan Aslynn Salwani and Zakaria, Mohd Normani and Abdul Wahat, Nor Haniza and Mohd Sakeri, Nurul Syarida (2019) My-VRBQ: Translation and preliminary validation of the vestibular rehabilitation benefit questionnaire (VRBQ). International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 3 (2). pp. 595-604. E-ISSN 2600-8491

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Abstract

Introduction: The purpose of this study was to translate and adapt the Vestibular Rehabilitation Benefit Questionnaire (VRBQ) into Malay (My-VRBQ). This is to add on to the limited number of vestibular questionnaire available in Malay version. Methods: After the permission from the original author was obtained, the process of adaptation began with forward-translation as well as backward translation into English, then it is followed by content and face validations. Ten participants diagnosed with vestibular problems were recruited in the My-VRBQ for validation process. They were enlisted from two hospitals in the East Coast of Malaysia. Results: Based on the comments and suggestions made by the validators; some changes in terms of the appropriateness of the instructions, items and the sentence structure were made. In the consistency analysis, the My-VRBQ revealed good internal consistency based on Cronbach alpha values (0.77 to 0.96). Conclusion: A translated and validated My-VRBQ has the potential to be used clinically to document vestibular rehabilitation benefits. Nevertheless, future studies are encouraged to further support the present study findings.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5212/74239
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dizziness, Vertigo, Vestibular problem, Vestibular Rehabilitation
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
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: Dr Wan Aslynn Wan Ahmad
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2019 12:15
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2019 12:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74239

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