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The Swedish version of the Voice Handicap Index adapted for singers
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2010 (English)In: Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology, ISSN 1401-5439, Vol. 35, no 3, 129-137 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study evaluates a Swedish version of the Voice Handicap Index adapted for singers. A total of 96 healthy singers and 30 singer-patients completed the questionnaire. Validity and reliability, internal coherence, and group differences were assessed. The singer- patient group had significantly higher scores than the control group. Reliability was confirmed by high Cronbach's (> 0.78) for test-retest scores, and for each of the sub-scales. Test-retest stability in both groups was confirmed by high correlation values alpha (> 0.8). Overall scores compared closely to those from previous reports. The Swedish translation of the adapted VHI for singers (RHI-s) is valid and reliable and shows sensitivity to the singer's concerns. It can be considered a useful tool in the clinical assessment of Swedish healthy or pathological singers.

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2010. Vol. 35, no 3, 129-137 p.
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Reliability, self-perception, singers, singing genre, singing levels, Swedish, validity, voice disorders, voice handicap index
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-51245DOI: 10.3109/14015430903352592ISI: 000284268900004OAI: diva2:385654
authorCount :4Available from: 2011-01-11 Created: 2011-01-10 Last updated: 2011-01-11Bibliographically approved

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