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Objective: The aim of the present study was to adapt and validate the English version of the Singing Voice Handicap Index-10 (SVHI-10) into Kannada language. Study Design: Cross-sectional Comparitive study design. Methods: The English version of SVHI-10 was translated into Kannada using standard procedure. A total of 115 singers participated in the study, including 90 singers with no voice problems (control group) and 25 singers with voice problems. The internal consistency, test-retest reliability, clinical validity, and cutoff points were calculated. Results: Kannada SVHI-10 has excellent internal consistency and test-retest reliability. The singers with voice problems scored significantly higher than the singers with no voice problems (t = −14.67, df = 113, P < 0.001). The optimal cutoff point of the SVHI-10 was 9.5 with a sensitivity of 96% and specificity of 84%. Conclusion: The Kannada SVHI-10 is a reliable and clinically valid tool to assess the self-reported singing voice handicap among singers. It can also be used as a quick screening tool for distinguishing singers with and without voice problems as per client's perception.

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JournalJournal of Voice
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 01-01-2018

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  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN

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Adaptation and Validation of the Kannada Singing Voice Handicap Index-10. / Gunjawate, Dhanshree R.; Aithal U, Venkataraja; Bellur, Rajashekhar.

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