Translation and Validation of the Dysphagia Handicap Index in Hebrew-Speaking Patients

AbstractThe Dysphagia Handicap Index (DHI) is a 25-item questionnaire assessing the physical, functional, and emotional aspects of  dysphagia patients’ quality of life (QoL). The study goal was to translate and validate the Hebrew-DHI. 148 patients undergoing fiberoptic endoscopic examination of swallowing (FEES) in two specialized dysphagia clinics between February and August 2017 filled the Hebrew-DHI and self-reported the ir dysphagia severity on a scale of 1–7. 21 patients refilled the DHI during a 2-week period following their first visit. FEES were scored for residue (1 point per consistency), penetration and aspiration (1 point for penetration, 2 points for aspiration, per consistency). 51 healthy volunteers al so filled the DHI. Internal consistency and test–retest reproducibility were used for reliability testing. Validity was established by comparing DHI scores of dysphagia patients and healthy controls. Concurrent validity was established by correlating the DHI score with the FEES score. Internal con sistency of the Hebrew-DHI was high (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.96), as was the test–retest reproducibility (Spearman’s correlation coefficient = 0.82,p 
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