Predictors of rehabilitation intervention decisions in adults with acquired hearing impairment

Laplante-Levesque, Ariane, Hickson, Louise and Worrall, Linda (2011) Predictors of rehabilitation intervention decisions in adults with acquired hearing impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 54 5: 1385-1399. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2011/10-0116

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Author Laplante-Levesque, Ariane
Hickson, Louise
Worrall, Linda
Title Predictors of rehabilitation intervention decisions in adults with acquired hearing impairment
Journal name Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1092-4388
1558-9102
Publication date 2011-10-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1044/1092-4388(2011/10-0116
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 54
Issue 5
Start page 1385
End page 1399
Total pages 15
Place of publication Rockville, MD, United States
Publisher American Speech - Language - Hearing Association
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose: This study investigated the predictors of rehabilitation intervention decisions in middle-age and older adults with acquired hearing impairment seeking help for the first time.
Method: Using shared decision making, 139 participants were offered intervention options: hearing aids, communication programs (group or individual), and no intervention. Multivariate analysis (logistic regression) provided odds ratios and 95%
confidence intervals for intervention decision predictors when all other variables were held constant.
Results: Seven intervention decision predictors were identified: (a) application for subsidized hearing services (participants more likely to choose hearing aids and less likely to choose communication programs), (b) hearing impairment (hearing aids
more likely and no intervention less likely), (c) communication self-efficacy (hearing aids less likely), (d) powerful others as locus of control (hearing aids less likely), (e) hearing disability perceived by others and self (hearing aids more likely), (f ) perceived
communication program effectiveness (communication programs more likely), and (g) perceived suitability of individual communication program (hearing aids less likely and communication programs more likely).
Conclusion: Findings suggest the need for clinicians to explicitly elicit the predictors identified by this study when involving adults with acquired hearing impairment in intervention decisions.
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