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Revista Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia

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Abstract

FIGUEIREDO, Ricardo Rodrigues; AZEVEDO, Andréia Aparecida de  and  OLIVEIRA, Patrícia de Mello. Correlation analysis of the visual-analogue scale and the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory in tinnitus patients. Rev. Bras. Otorrinolaringol. [online]. 2009, vol.75, n.1, pp. 76-79. ISSN 0034-7299.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-72992009000100012.

One of the most challenging topics in tinnitus clinical studies is the measuring method used. Visual Analogue Scales (VAS) and Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) are frequently used in tinnitus. AIM: To verify the relationship between VAS and THI scores in tinnitus patients in a prospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 43 patients classified their tinnitus according to VAS and THI, and both scores were compared through the Spearman's correlation coefficient test. RESULTS: There was a correlation between the VAS and THI scores. CONCLUSION: There is correlation between VAS and THI scores in patients with sensorineural tinnitus.

Keywords : measurement; tinnitus.

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