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Voice-Related Quality of Life Measure (V-RQOL)

We are trying to learn more about how a voice problem can interfere with your day-to-day activities. On this paper, you will find a list of possible voice-related problems. Please answer all questions based upon what your voice has been like over the past two weeks. There are no “right” or “wrong” answers. Considering both how severe the problem is when you get it, and how frequently it happens, please rate each item below on how “bad” it is (that is, the amount of each problem that you have). Use the following scale for rating the amount of the problem:

1 = None, not a problem 2 = A small amount 3 = A moderate (medium) amount 4 = A lot 5 = Problem is as “bad as it can be”

100 – (Raw Score - # items in domain or total) × 100

(Highest possible Raw Score – # items)

2. Social-Emotional Domain (Items 4, 5, 8, 10):

100 – (Raw Score – 4) × 100 16

3. Physical Function Domain (Items 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9):

100 – (Raw Score – 6) × 100 24

4. Total Score (Items 1-10):

100 – (Raw Score – 10) × 100 40

Example for Total Score

If Raw Score is 30 (such as if a “medium problem” exists with all items), then:

100 – (20) × 100 = 100 – (0.5 × 100) = 100 – 50 = 50 Standard Score 40