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A 'Music-Related Quality of Life (MuRQoL) measure to guide rehabilitation for adult CI users'

A 'Music-Related Quality of Life (MuRQoL) measure to guide rehabilitation for adult CI users'
A 'Music-Related Quality of Life (MuRQoL) measure to guide rehabilitation for adult CI users'
Purpose
A music-related quality of life (MuRQoL) questionnaire was developed for the evaluation of music rehabilitation for adult cochlear implant (CI) users. The present studies were aimed at refinement and validation.

Method
Twenty-four experts reviewed the MuRQoL items for face validity. A refined version was completed by 147 adult CI users, and psychometric techniques were used for item selection, assessment of reliability, and definition of the factor structure. The same participants completed the Short Form Health Survey for construct validation. MuRQoL responses from 68 CI users were compared with those of a matched group of adults with normal hearing.

Results
Eighteen items measuring music perception and engagement and 18 items measuring their importance were selected; they grouped together into 2 domains. The final questionnaire has high internal consistency and repeatability. Significant differences between CI users and adults with normal hearing and a correlation between music engagement and quality of life support construct validity. Scores of music perception and engagement and importance for the 18 items can be combined to assess the impact of music on the quality of life.

Conclusion
The MuRQoL questionnaire is a reliable and valid measure of self-reported music perception, engagement, and their importance for adult CI users with potential to guide music aural rehabilitation.
1059-0889
Dritsakis, Giorgos
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Van Besouw, Rachel M.
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Kitterick, Padraig
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Verschuur, Carl A.
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Dritsakis, Giorgos
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Van Besouw, Rachel M.
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Kitterick, Padraig
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Verschuur, Carl A.
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Dritsakis, Giorgos, Van Besouw, Rachel M., Kitterick, Padraig and Verschuur, Carl A. (2017) A 'Music-Related Quality of Life (MuRQoL) measure to guide rehabilitation for adult CI users'. American Journal of Audiology, 26 (3). (doi:10.1044/2017_AJA-16-0120).

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Abstract

Purpose
A music-related quality of life (MuRQoL) questionnaire was developed for the evaluation of music rehabilitation for adult cochlear implant (CI) users. The present studies were aimed at refinement and validation.

Method
Twenty-four experts reviewed the MuRQoL items for face validity. A refined version was completed by 147 adult CI users, and psychometric techniques were used for item selection, assessment of reliability, and definition of the factor structure. The same participants completed the Short Form Health Survey for construct validation. MuRQoL responses from 68 CI users were compared with those of a matched group of adults with normal hearing.

Results
Eighteen items measuring music perception and engagement and 18 items measuring their importance were selected; they grouped together into 2 domains. The final questionnaire has high internal consistency and repeatability. Significant differences between CI users and adults with normal hearing and a correlation between music engagement and quality of life support construct validity. Scores of music perception and engagement and importance for the 18 items can be combined to assess the impact of music on the quality of life.

Conclusion
The MuRQoL questionnaire is a reliable and valid measure of self-reported music perception, engagement, and their importance for adult CI users with potential to guide music aural rehabilitation.

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Accepted/In Press date: 10 February 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 18 September 2017
Published date: 18 September 2017
Organisations: Auditory Implant Service, Inst. Sound & Vibration Research, Education Hub

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 406887
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/406887
ISSN: 1059-0889
PURE UUID: 09bc7d00-ef1b-4006-855a-b0b053747324
ORCID for Giorgos Dritsakis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2746-963X

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Date deposited: 25 Mar 2017 02:05
Last modified: 17 Dec 2019 06:17

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