Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorMeng, Zhaoli
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Fei
dc.contributor.authorChen, Zhenxi
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Yun
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-21T09:16:44Z
dc.date.available2019-05-21T09:16:44Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-14
dc.identifier.citationMeng, Z., Zhao, F., Chen, Z. and Zheng, Y. (2019) 'Categorization of Tinnitus Severity for the Mandarin Tinnitus Questionnaire', Ear, Nose & Throat Journal, p.0145561319853256. DOI: 10.1177/0145561319853256.
dc.identifier.issn1942-7522
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/10514
dc.descriptionArticle published in Ear, Nose and Throat Journal on 14 June 2019 (online), available open access at: https://doi.org/10.1177/0145561319853256.en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: The Tinnitus Questionnaire is commonly used to evaluate the psychological impact of tinnitus and has been translated into Mandarin. The original English version of the Tinnitus Questionnaire was translated into Mandarin (MTQ). The MTQ included not the same items compared with original version. Thus, MTQ should have its own severity categorization. Aims/objectives: The objective of this research was to develop a method to categorize tinnitus patients by clinical severity using scores from the Mandarin Tinnitus Questionnaire (MTQ). Material and Methods: A total of 192 participants with primary complaint of tinnitus were enrolled. Cross-tabulation was used to compare two categorization approaches of tinnitus severity. With the first approach, categories were assigned based purely on quartiles of MTQ scores. In the second approach, severity was determined based on Ordinal logistic regression. The two approaches were verified by comparing the consistency with clinical judgement. Results: Categorization based on quartiles showed low consistency with clinical assessment(kappa=0.33), while categorization based on ordinal logistic regression showed good consistency with clinical assessment(kappa = 0.86).Regression-based MTQ score cut-offs were <21 for no problem with tinnitus, 21-36 for mild tinnitus, 37-47 for moderate tinnitus, and >47 for severe tinnitus. Conclusions and significance: Tinnitus severity can be categorized accurately using ordinal logistic regression analysis of MTQ scores.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Sichuan Province Health Department(130100).en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSAGEen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEar, Nose and Throat Journal;
dc.titleCategorisation of Tinnitus Severity for the Mandarin Tinnitus Questionnaireen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/0145561319853256
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-05-06
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-05-21
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following collection(s)

Show simple item record