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Speech Handicap Index across multiple languages (Chan et al., 2021)

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posted on 2021-03-01, 23:12 authored by Hiu Fung Chan, Manwa L. Ng, Clark A. Rosen, Sarah L. Schneider
Objectives: The Speech Handicap Index (SHI) is a self-reported speech-related quality of life assessment originally developed for measuring the psychosocial speech impact in patients with oral or pharyngeal cancer. This review article provides a scoping review of the literature on the validated SHI, with the purpose of identifying and documenting available studies and procedures for the cultural adaption and validation of SHI.
Method: Prime databases including PubMed, EMBASE, and Google Scholar were searched for journal publications reporting validation of the SHI. Reviews and reference cross-checking were performed using a priori selection criteria. A body of literature related to SHI was scoped and publication quality was categorized independently by two investigators. After applying all the screening criteria, articles that met the eligibility criteria were included in the review.
Results: The scoping review yielded 10 articles that met the inclusion criteria presenting the SHI in eight different languages, including Dutch, U.K. English, French, Korean, Simplified Chinese (Mandarin), Lithuanian, Italian, and European Portuguese. All of them reported validity, reliability, and translation method.
Discussion and Conclusions: High reliability and validity between various language versions of the SHI were identified. The current scoping review provides a useful summary and could be a helpful precursor to a systematic review on SHI in the future.

Supplemental Material S1. Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses extension for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA-ScR) Checklist.

Chan, H. F., Ng, M. L., Rosen, C. A., & Schneider, S. L. (2021). Cultural adaptation and validation of Speech Handicap Index: A scoping review. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. Advance online publication.