The Portuguese Version of Mini-Tinnitus Questionnaire: Brief Screening Test for Assessment of Tinnitus-Induced StressCerejeira, Rui*; Cerejeira, Joaquim†; Paiva, Sofia*; Gonçalves, Paulo*; Firmino, Horácio†; Quartilho, Manuel†; Serra, Adriano Vaz†; Paiva, António*Otology & Neurotology: January 2009 - Volume 30 - Issue 1 - pp 112-115 doi: 10.1097/MAO.0b013e31818de749 Medical Neurotology Abstract Author Information 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. Author Information *Departments of Otolaryngology, and †Psychiatry, Coimbra University Hospitals, Coimbra, Portugal Address correspondence and reprint requests to Rui Cerejeira, M.D., Rua de S. Teotónio Lote 19-1P, 3000-377 Coimbra, Portugal; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org © 2009 Otology & Neurotology, Inc.