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Psychometric Assessment of Tinnitus Patients Within Clinical Practice Settings

  • Petra Brüggemann
  • Matthias RoseEmail author
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Abstract

Tinnitus is a complex phenomenon with various mechanisms of origin. Multimodal and interdisciplinary treatment is the most effective form of treatment for patients with chronic tinnitus. To target treatment efforts to individual patients, a careful monitoring of the treatment success is warranted. One way to assist the healthcare providers is the use of validated psychometric instruments to assess the patient self-reported health status. However, an empirical systematic assessment of the treatment success from the patients’ perspective is still scarce in clinical practice settings. Within this chapter we discuss potential reasons for this situation, introduce some commonly used assessment instruments, and highlight potential future developments of patient-reported health assessments within clinical practice settings.

Abbreviations

BAI

Beck Anxiety Inventory

BDI

Beck Depression Inventory

CBT

Cognitive behavior therapy

DSM

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders

HADS

Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale

PROM

Patient-reported outcome measure

PSQ

Perceived Stress Questionnaire

PSS

Perceived Stress Scale

STAI

State-Trait Anxiety Inventory

TQ

Tinnitus Questionnaire (German version-TF)

TRQ

Tinnitus Reaction Questionnaire

TRT

Tinnitus retraining therapy

VAS

Visual analog scale

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tinnitus Center, Charité University HospitalBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of Psychosomatic MedicineCharité University HospitalBerlinGermany

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