Cross-cultural adaptation of the Tinnitus Functional Index for measurement of chronic tinnitus in Hong Kong Chinese patients
ACS Kam1, EKS Leung2, PYB Chan3, APP Cheung4, MCF Tong5
1 Department of Special Education and Counselling, The Education University of Hong Kong
2 Department of ENT, Prince of Wales Hospital
3 Department of ENT, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital
4 Department of ENT, Yan Chai Hospital
5 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1. The 25-item Chinese version of the Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI-CH) is a valid, reliable, and responsive tool to measure tinnitus severity and related negative impacts.
2. The TFI-CH has comprehensive coverage of tinnitus severity, as the same eight factors (intrusive, sense of control, cognitive, sleep, auditory, relaxation, quality of life, and emotion) from the original TFI were extracted.