Quality and Safety

Laryngology Outcome Tool: VHI

Voice Handicap Index (VHI) Description Quantifies the psychological consequences of voice disorders Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 30 (3) Estimated Completion Time >= 10 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

Laryngology Outcome Tool: VHI-10

Voice Handicap Index-10 Description Measures voice handicap in the general adult population Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 10 (1) Estimated Completion Time 5 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

Laryngology Outcome Tool: VOS

Voice Outcome Survey (VOS) Description Evaluates patient limitations in certain daily activities that require speaking or limitations in their social or work-related activities because of vocal problems Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 5 (N/A)

Laryngology Outcome Tool: V-RQOL

Voice-Related Quality of Life Survey Description Assesses dysphonic patients and their treatment outcomes Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 10 (2) Estimated Completion Time 5 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

Otology Outcome Tool: GBI

  Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI) Description A subjective post-interventional questionnaire especially developed to evaluate any otorhinolaryngological surgery and therapy Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 18 (3) Estimated Completion Time

Otology Outcome Tool: THI

Tinnitus Handicap Index (THI) Description Assesses self-reported tinnitus-related handicap Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 25 (N/A) Estimated Completion Time 10-15 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

Laryngology Outcome Tool: PV-RQOL

Pediatric Voice-Related Quality of Life Survey Description Assesses voice changes over time in the pediatric population Targeted Age Pediatrics Items (Domains) 10 Estimated Completion Time 5 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

Head and Neck Surgery Outcome Tool: MDADI

  MD Anderson Dysphagia Inventory (MDADI) Description Self-administered questionnaire designed specifically for evaluating the impact of dysphagia on the QOL of patients with head and neck cancer Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 20 (4)

Head and Neck Surgery Outcome Tool: UW-QOL-R4

University of Washington Quality of Life Revised Version 4 (UW-QOL-R4) Description Provides basic quality of life data on the physical, functional, emotional quality of life of the head and neck cancer patient Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains)

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee

Committee Charge: Raise awareness within the Academy of patient safety and quality improvement issues.  Provide input to prioritize the development of guidelines and performance measures used to assess and improve the quality of care for otolaryngolo