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Protocol - Tinnitus

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Availability:

Publicly available

Description:

The Tinnitus Handicap Inventory is a 25-item self-administered questionnaire that assesses the impact of tinnitus on the respondent's general well-being. The Tinnitus Handicap Inventory includes a functional subscale (11 items) that measures limitations of mental, social, and physical functioning; an emotional subscale (9 items) that assesses affective responses such as anger and frustration; and a catastrophic subscale (5 items) that measures items such as desperation. The protocol also includes scoring instructions.

Protocol:

Tinnitus Handicap Inventory

The purpose of the scale is to identify the problems your tinnitus may be causing you. Check "Yes," "Sometimes," or "No" for each question. Do not skip a question.

1. Because of your tinnitus is it difficult to concentrate?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

2. Does the loudness of your tinnitus make it difficult for you to hear people?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

3. Does your tinnitus make you angry?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

4. Does your tinnitus make you feel confused?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

5. Because of your tinnitus do you feel desperate?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

6. Do you complain a great deal about your tinnitus?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

7. Because of your tinnitus do you have trouble falling to sleep at night?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

8. Do you feel that you cannot escape your tinnitus?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

9. Does your tinnitus interfere with your ability to enjoy social activities (such as going out to dinner, to the movies)?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

10. Because of your tinnitus do you feel frustrated?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

11. Because of your tinnitus do you feel that you have a terrible disease?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

12. Does your tinnitus make it difficult for you to enjoy life?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

13. Does your tinnitus interfere with your job or household duties?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

14. Because of your tinnitus do you find that you are often irritable?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

15. Because of your tinnitus is it difficult for you to read?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

16. Does your tinnitus make you upset?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

17. Do you feel that your tinnitus problem has placed stressed on your relationship with members of your family and friends?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

18. Do you find it difficult to focus your attention away from your tinnitus and on other things?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

19. Do you feel that you have no control over your tinnitus?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

20. Because of your tinnitus do you often feel tired?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

21. Because of your tinnitus do you feel depressed?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

22. Does your tinnitus make you feel anxious?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

23. Do you feel that you can no longer cope with your tinnitus?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

24. Does your tinnitus get worse when are you are under stress?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

25. Does your tinnitus make you feel insecure?

[] Yes

[] Sometimes

[] No

Scoring Instructions

Yes = 4
Sometimes = 2
No = 0

Total scale ranges from 0 to 100 with higher scores representing greater perceived handicap.

For more information on scoring the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory, please review Newman et al., 1996.

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

The respondent will need a copy of the questionnaire.

Requirements

Requirement CategoryRequired
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individualNo
Major equipmentNo
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collectionNo
Specialized trainingNo

Mode of Administration

Self-administered

Life Stage:

Adult

Specific Instructions:

None
Research Domain Information

Release Date:

October 8, 2010

Definition

This measure is a questionnaire to assess tinnitus, or ringing in the ear(s).

Purpose

This measure is used to identify the presence and assess the severity of tinnitus and its impact on a respondent's daily activities. Tinnitus is a key component of Meniere's disease.

Selection Rationale

The Tinnitus Handicap Inventory was selected because it is a brief, validated, self-report instrument that is easy to administer and interpret.

Language

English

Standards

StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE)Ear Tinnitus Assessment Description Text3139254CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)Tinnitus proto62998-0LOINC

Process and Review

This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Source

Newman, C. W., Jacobson, G. P., & Spitzer, J. B. (1996). Development of the tinnitus handicap inventory. Archives of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, 122, 143–148.

Copyright © (1996) American Medical Association. All rights reserved.

General References

None

Protocol ID:

201001

Variables:

Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX201001_Difficult_To_ConcentratePX201001010000Because of your tinnitus is it difficult to concentrate?4N/A
PX201001_Difficult_To_Hear_PeoplePX201001020000Does the loudness of your tinnitus make it difficult for you to hear people?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_AngryPX201001030000Does your tinnitus make you angry?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_ConfusedPX201001040000Does your tinnitus make you feel confused?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_DesperatePX201001050000Because of your tinnitus do you feel desperate?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_ComplainPX201001060000Do you complain a great deal about your tinnitus?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_SleeplessnessPX201001070000Because of your tinnitus do you have trouble falling to sleep at night?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_Cannot_EscapePX201001080000Do you feel that you cannot escape your tinnitus?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_Interfere_Social_ActivityPX201001090000Does your tinnitus interfere with your ability to enjoy social activities (such as going out to dinner, to the movies)?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_FrustratedPX201001100000Because of your tinnitus do you feel frustrated?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_Terrible_DiseasePX201001110000Because of your tinnitus do you feel that you have a terrible disease?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_Interfere_Job_HouseholdPX201001130000Does your tinnitus interfere with your job or household duties?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_IrritablePX201001140000Because of your tinnitus do you find that you are often irritable?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_Difficult_To_ReadPX201001150000Because of your tinnitus is it difficult for you to read?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_UpsetPX201001160000Does your tinnitus make you upset?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_Stressed_RelationshipsPX201001170000Do you feel that your tinnitus problem has placed stressed on your relationship with members of your family and friends?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_Difficult_Focus_OtherThingsPX201001180000Do you find it difficult to focus your attention away from your tinnitus and on other things?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_No_ControlPX201001200000Do you feel that you have no control over your tinnitus?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_TiredPX201001210000Because of your tinnitus do you often feel tired?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_DepressedPX201001220000Because of your tinnitus do you feel depressed?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_AnxiousPX201001230000Does your tinnitus make you feel anxious?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_No_Longer_CopePX201001240000Do you feel that you can no longer cope with your tinnitus?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_Worse_Under_StressPX201001250000Does your tinnitus get worse when are you are under stress?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_InsecurePX201001260000Does your tinnitus make you feel insecure?4N/A
PX201001_Tinnitus_Difficult_Enjoy_LifePX201001120000Does your tinnitus make it difficult for you to enjoy life?4N/A