Validation Assessment of a French Version of the Tinnitus Reaction Questionnaire A Comparison Between Data From English and French Versions Research Note
Research Note  |   February 01, 2000
Validation Assessment of a French Version of the Tinnitus Reaction Questionnaire
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Corine Meric
    UMR CNRS Lyon, France
  • Emmanuel Pham
    CIMAC Lyon, France
  • Sylviane Chéry-Croze
    UMR CNRS Lyon, France
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: scheryðolfac-lyonl.fr
  • Contact author: Sylviane Chery-Croze, UMR CNRS 5020, Pavillon U, Hopital Edouard Herriot, 3, Place d’Arsonval, 69003 Lyon, France. Email: scheryðolfac-lyon1.fr
Article Information
Hearing Disorders / Hearing / Research Note
Research Note   |   February 01, 2000
Validation Assessment of a French Version of the Tinnitus Reaction Questionnaire
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, February 2000, Vol. 43, 184-190. doi:10.1044/jslhr.4301.184
History: Received July 13, 1998 , Accepted July 13, 1999
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, February 2000, Vol. 43, 184-190. doi:10.1044/jslhr.4301.184
History: Received July 13, 1998; Accepted July 13, 1999

The present study compares the results obtained on original and French versions of the TRQ (Tinnitus Reaction Questionnaire) initially published by Wilson, Henry, Bowen, and Haralambous (1991)  in English to evaluate the psychological distress of tinnitus sufferers. Reliability and validity of the French translation were determined using data from 173 normal hearing or hearing-impaired patients with tinnitus lasting from 1 month to 41 years. They completed the translated questionnaire and a short version of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. The results indicated good internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha=.94), and the reliability of the French version of the TRQ was demonstrated, except for items 5 and 20. High statistically significant correlations were found between the TRQ and Depression, Psychaesthenia, and Anxiety Mini-Mult subscales. The validation demonstrates only minor effects of language. The French version of the TRQ thus is an equally valid tool as the original English version for evaluating tinnitus distress of a patient.

Acknowledgements
The authors wish to thank the referees and Professor J. Durrant for his valuable help in the writing of this manuscript.
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