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Otology & Neurotology:
doi: 10.1097/MAO.0b013e31818de749
Medical Neurotology

The Portuguese Version of Mini-Tinnitus Questionnaire: Brief Screening Test for Assessment of Tinnitus-Induced Stress

Cerejeira, Rui*; Cerejeira, Joaquim†; Paiva, Sofia*; Gonçalves, Paulo*; Firmino, Horácio†; Quartilho, Manuel†; Serra, Adriano Vaz†; Paiva, António*

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Abstract

Hypothesis: The Portuguese version of Mini-Tinnitus Questionnaire (Mini-TQ) is as valid as the English version to assess tinnitus-associated distress in the Portuguese-speaking population.

Background: Tinnitus is a major symptom in ENT practice affecting subjects in all demographic groups. Our objective is to validate a Portuguese version of Mini-TQ (Mini-TQ-pv) to be used in clinical practice and research.

Methods: Mini-TQ-pv was administered to 51 patients with chronic tinnitus. Statistical analysis was done to determine the psychometric properties of the instrument.

Results: After double translation, face and content validity were confirmed by high internal consistency (Cronbach α = 0.861) and significant correlation between individual items and total score. The questionnaire was easy and quick to administer (2.57 min).

Conclusion: We provide a suitable Mini-TQ-pv to be used in the assessment of Portuguese-speaking patients with tinnitus.

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