Standardization of the Arabic version of the Voice Handicap Index: An investigation of validity and reliability

Ahmad F. Saleem, Yaser S. Natour

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Abstract

Validity and reliability of the Arabic version of the VHI (VHI-Arab) were investigated. Possible effects of participant-inherent factors (i.e. age, sex) on participant (77 females, 35 males) responses were also investigated. Results showed high internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha r > 0.857 for all scores). Test-retest reliability was found to be strong (r > 0.87 for all scores). Validity results indicated significant moderate correlations between total VHI score and responses to severity (r = 0.521, P = 0.015) and satisfaction (r = -0.556, P = 0.009) questions. VHI-Arab was found to be unaffected by age (P > 0.10 for all scores) or sex (P > 0.05). This study produced a valid and reliable instrument for measuring participation restriction in Arabic-speaking individuals with voice disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-188
Number of pages6
JournalLogopedics Phoniatrics Vocology
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

Keywords

  • Quality of life
  • VHI
  • voice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN

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