Reliability and validity of the Turkish pediatric voice handicap index

TADIHAN ÖZKAN E., Tüzüner A., Demirhan E., Topbaş S.

International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, vol.79, no.5, pp.680-684, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2015.02.014
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.680-684
  • Keywords: Pediatric voice handicap index, Dysphonia, Children, Turkish version, VOCAL FOLD NODULES, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, SCHOOL-AGE-CHILDREN, VALIDATION, DYSPHONIA
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


© 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.Objectives: The aim of this study is to develop a Turkish version of the pediatric voice index (pVHI) and to evaluate its reliability and validity for cultural adaptation. Methods: The original pVHI was translated to Turkish. It was administered to 151 parents of 40 dysphonic children and 111 non-dysphonic children. A cross-sectional descriptive model is used with two-sample methodology. The reliability, validity measures, sensitivity, specifity and receiver operating characteristics (ROC) analysis with AUC values were calculated. Results: The findings showed that the Turkish version of the pVHI had highly significant validity, reliability and excellent internal consistency, sensitivity and specifity for functional, physical and emotional domains and the total score. Conclusions: The Turkish version of the pVHI is a valid and reliable tool to assess the parents' perception about their children with voice disorders.