Patient-centred audiological rehabilitation: Perspectives of older adults who own hearing aids

Grenness, Caitlin, Hickson, Louise, Laplante-Levesque, Ariane and Davidson, Bronwyn (2014) Patient-centred audiological rehabilitation: Perspectives of older adults who own hearing aids. International Journal of Audiology, 53 S1: S68-S75. doi:10.3109/14992027.2013.866280

Author Grenness, Caitlin
Hickson, Louise
Laplante-Levesque, Ariane
Davidson, Bronwyn
Title Patient-centred audiological rehabilitation: Perspectives of older adults who own hearing aids
Journal name International Journal of Audiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1499-2027
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/14992027.2013.866280
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 53
Issue S1
Start page S68
End page S75
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Abstract Objective: Patient-centred care is a term frequently associated with quality health care. Despite extensive literature from a range of health-care professions that provide description and measurement of patient-centred care, a definition of patient-centredness in audiological rehabilitation is lacking. The current study aimed to define patient-centred care specific to audiological rehabilitation from the perspective of older adults who have owned hearing aids for at least one year. Design: Research interviews were conducted with a purposive sample of older adults concerning their perceptions of patient-centredness in audiological rehabilitation, and qualitative content analysis was undertaken. Study sample: The participant sample included ten adults over the age of 60 years who had owned hearing aids for at least one year. Results: Data analysis revealed three dimensions to patient-centred audiological rehabilitation: the therapeutic relationship, the players (audiologist and patient), and clinical processes. Individualised care was seen as an overarching theme linking each of these dimensions. Conclusions: This study reported two models: the first model describes what older adults with hearing aids believe constitutes patient-centred audiological rehabilitation. The second provides a guide to operationalised patient-centred care. Further research is required to address questions pertaining to the presence, nature, and impact of patient-centred audiological rehabilitation.
Keyword Hearing aids
Hearing impairment
Older adults
Patient centred care
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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