Readability of Patient-Reported Outcome Questionnaires for Use With Persons With Dysphonia

In the demand for standardization of voice-related quality of life assessment tools, developers should consider readability as another testable construct because poor readability may affect validity, reliability and sensitivity. The voice clinician should consider the average reading level needed to understand a particular PRO questionnaire when administering it to a patient or their proxy. Developers of PRO questionnaires should consider reading level of respondents and include information about this when reporting psychometric data.

from the Journal of Voice


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