Creation and validation of the Singing Voice Handicap Index.

  title={Creation and validation of the Singing Voice Handicap Index.},
  author={Seth M Cohen and Barbara H. Jacobson and C. Gaelyn Garrett and Jacob Pieter Noordzij and Michael Gordon Vaughn Stewart and Albert Attia and Robert H. Ossoff and Thomas F Cleveland},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  volume={116 6},
OBJECTIVES We developed and validated a disorder-specific health status instrument (Singing Voice Handicap Index; SVHI) for use in patients with singing problems. METHODS Prospective instrument validation was performed. Of 81 original items, those with poor statistical validity were eliminated, resulting in 36 items. The ability to discriminate dysphonic from normal singers, test-retest reliability, internal consistency, and construct validity were assessed. RESULTS We included 112… CONTINUE READING

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