Translation, Cultural Adaptation and Contributions to the Validation of the Nijmegen Cochlear Implant Questionnaire (NCIQ) for European Portuguese

Authors

  • Luis Roque Reis Department of Otorhinolaryngology. Egas Moniz Hospital. Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental. Lisbon. NOVA Medical School. Faculdade de Ciências Médicas. Lisbon. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6211-4212
  • Luís Castelhano Department of Otorhinolaryngology. Egas Moniz Hospital. Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental. Lisbon. NOVA Medical School. Faculdade de Ciências Médicas. Lisbon.
  • Kaamil Gani Department of Otorhinolaryngology. Egas Moniz Hospital. Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental. Lisbon. NOVA Medical School. Faculdade de Ciências Médicas. Lisbon.
  • Filipe Correia Department of Otorhinolaryngology. Egas Moniz Hospital. Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental. Lisbon. NOVA Medical School. Faculdade de Ciências Médicas. Lisbon.
  • Gonçalo Nunes Department of Otorhinolaryngology. Egas Moniz Hospital. Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental. Lisbon.
  • Ricardo Santos Department of Otorhinolaryngology. Egas Moniz Hospital. Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental. Lisbon. NOVA Medical School. Faculdade de Ciências Médicas. Lisbon.
  • Assunção O'Neill Department of Otorhinolaryngology. Egas Moniz Hospital. Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental. Lisbon. NOVA Medical School. Faculdade de Ciências Médicas. Lisbon.
  • Pedro Escada Department of Otorhinolaryngology. Egas Moniz Hospital. Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental. Lisbon. NOVA Medical School. Faculdade de Ciências Médicas. Lisbon.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.16632

Keywords:

Cochlear Implantation, Cochlear Implants, Portugal, Quality of Life, Reproducibility of Results, Speech Perception, Surveys and Questionnaires, Translation

Abstract

Introduction: The Nijmegen Cochlear Implant Questionnaire (NCIQ) scale uses a simple and easily administered questionnaire to evaluate the adaptation of individuals to their cochlear implants. The aim of this study was to validate the NCIQ for European Portuguese, through its translation and cultural adaptation. It also presents the evaluation of reproducibility and the description of the results of this questionnaire in patients using IC.
Material and Methods: Fifty postlingually deaf adult multichannel cochlear implant users (uni- or bilateral) participated in the study. Participants used the cochlear implant for at least 12 months and were patients of the Department of Otolaryngology at the Egas Moniz Hospital in Lisbon. Permission, as well the guidelines for translation, were obtained from the authors of the scale. Translation and cultural adaptation were carried out, in addition to the evaluation of reproducibility and internal consistency.
Results: The participants were 44.0% male and 56.0% female, aged between 20 and 79 years (55.50 ± 15.69). The results of the study showed an overall level of satisfaction of 65.07 among cochlear implants users. The level of satisfaction of the subdomains was 64.40 in basic sound perception, 71.35 in advanced sound perception, 57.91 in speech production, 59.05 in self-esteem, 69.75 in activity and 68.50 in social functioning. Internal consistency (Cronbach α score = 0.96) and test-retest reliability coefficients proved to be strong. Furthermore, the questionnaire’s overall and subdomains average scores did not differ significantly from the results obtained with the original scale.
Conclusion: This adaptation of the NCIQ questionnaire for European Portuguese should be considered a good tool to evaluate the level of satisfaction of cochlear implant users and, so far, it is the only scale in this field validated for application in the Portuguese population.

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Author Biography

Luis Roque Reis, Department of Otorhinolaryngology. Egas Moniz Hospital. Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental. Lisbon. NOVA Medical School. Faculdade de Ciências Médicas. Lisbon.

Serviço de Otorrinolaringologia. Hospital de Egas Moniz, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental. Unidade curricular de Otorrinolaringologia da Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa

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2022-06-07

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Roque Reis L, Castelhano L, Gani K, Correia F, Nunes G, Santos R, O’Neill A, Escada P. Translation, Cultural Adaptation and Contributions to the Validation of the Nijmegen Cochlear Implant Questionnaire (NCIQ) for European Portuguese. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2022 Jun. 7 [cited 2022 Dec. 10];35(12):866-73. Available from: https://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/16632

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