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Manchaiah, Vinaya K. C.ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1254-8407
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Manchaiah, V. K. C., Pyykko, I., Levo, H. & Kentala, E. (2018). Impact of Menieres Disease on Significant Others Health and Lives. Journal of american academy of audiology, 29(1), 63-72
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2018 (English)In: Journal of american academy of audiology, ISSN 1050-0545, E-ISSN 2157-3107, Vol. 29, no 1, p. 63-72Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background:

Ménière’s disease (MD) is a chronic and, in part, intermittent illness that poses multiple challenges for both the physical and psychological well-being of patients, as well as on those around them. The patients face psychosocial consequences, which include disruptions to life goals, employment, income, relationships, leisure activities, and daily living activities that also influence their family members and friends. However, there is a limited understanding of the impact of MD on significant others (SOs).

Purpose:

The current study was aimed at identifying how the SOs of patients with MD respond to different aspects of the impact of the disorder on health and life (i.e., psychological aspects, activities, participation, and positive aspects).

Research Design:

The study employed a cross-sectional survey design.

Study Sample:

The study sample was 186 SOs of patients with MD who were recruited through Finnish Ménière’s Federation.

Data Collection and Analysis:

Participants completed a 25-item structured questionnaire focusing on different aspects of the impact of the disorder on health and life, and also provided some demographic information. Data were analyzed using Kruskal‐Wallis test, Pearson’s correlation, and K-means cluster analysis techniques.

Results:

Examination of response patterns suggests that the disorder had, on average, a marginal effect on SOs’ psychological aspects, activities, and participation as the SOs generally focused on complaints. Interestingly, SOs reported some positive consequences as a result of their partners’ condition. The results show a limited association between SOs’ demographic variables and response patterns. The Pearson’s correlation suggested a strong association between the subscales psychological aspects, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. Also, a weak negative correlation was observed among positive aspects and participation restrictions. The cluster analysis resulted in three clusters, namely, (1) “nonengaged,” (2) “supportive,” and (3) “concerned.”

Conclusions:

The current study results identify that the SOs’ reaction to patients’ condition varies and this may be from coping with victimization. Although the impact of MD on SOs is limited, some of the SOs may have more severe consequences and may require rehabilitation. The information gathered about SOs’ coping and adjustment in this study can also help while developing management and/or rehabilitation plan for people with MD.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Reston, United States: American Academy of Audiology, 2018
Keywords
coping; Menieres disorder; rehabilitation; significant others; third party disability
National Category
Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-147460 (URN)10.3766/jaaa.16166 (DOI)000428373300007 ()29309024 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85040163914 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-05-16 Created: 2018-05-16 Last updated: 2018-05-24Bibliographically approved
Beukes, E. W., Manchaiah, V. K. C., Valien, T. E., Baguley, D. M., Allen, P. M. & Andersson, G. (2018). Positive experiences related to living with tinnitus: A cross-sectional survey. Clinical Otolaryngology, 43(2), 489-495
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2018 (English)In: Clinical Otolaryngology, ISSN 1749-4478, E-ISSN 1365-2273, Vol. 43, no 2, p. 489-495Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective

The aim of this study was to gain insights related to positive experiences reported by adults with tinnitus living in the United Kingdom.

Design

A cross‐sectional survey design was used in a sample of adults with tinnitus who were interested in undertaking an Internet‐based intervention for tinnitus.

Setting

The study was UK wide and data collection was online.

Participants

Participants consisted of 240 adults (137 males, 103 females), with an average age of 48.16 years and average tinnitus duration of 11.52 years (SD: 11.88).

Main outcome measures

Tinnitus severity was measured by means of the Tinnitus Functional Index. To evaluate the secondary effects of tinnitus, the Insomnia Severity Index, the Hearing Handicap Inventory for Adults‐Screening Version and the Cognitive Failures Questionnaires were administered. Positive experiences related to tinnitus were explored using an open‐ended question format.

Results

Around a third of participants (32.5%) reported positive experiences associated with tinnitus. The number of positive responses ranged from one to eight responses per participant, although there were fewer participants with more than one positive response. The predominant themes concerned for (i) coping; (ii) personal development; (iii) support, and to a lesser extent (iv) outlook. Younger participants, those with a lower hearing disability and those with fewer cognitive failures were more likely to report positive experiences associated with having tinnitus.

Conclusions

This study has identified that personal development and a positive outlook are possible despite experiencing tinnitus. Ways to facilitate positive experiences related to tinnitus should be promoted, as these may reduce the negative consequences associated with tinnitus. The most prevalent positive theme was the ability to cope with tinnitus. Positive experiences were also drawn from having clinical and other support networks. This highlights the importance of providing tinnitus interventions that can assist people in coping with tinnitus, particularly to those less likely to relate tinnitus to any positive experiences. Those most likely to be helped include those who are older with greater cognitive difficulties and a greater hearing disability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2018
Keywords
acceptance; behaviour modification; positive experiences; self-management; tinnitus
National Category
Otorhinolaryngology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-147400 (URN)10.1111/coa.13002 (DOI)000427471800012 ()28994194 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85031711877 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-05-17 Created: 2018-05-17 Last updated: 2018-05-25Bibliographically approved
Pyykkö, I., Manchaiah, V. K. C., Zou, J., Levo, H. & Kentala, E. (2018). Vestibular syncope: A disorder associated with drop attack in Ménières disease. Auris, nasus, larynx, 45(2), 234-241
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2018 (English)In: Auris, nasus, larynx, ISSN 0385-8146, E-ISSN 1879-1476, Vol. 45, no 2, p. 234-241Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Experiments in humans and animals indicate that vestibular influx through vestibular sympathetic reflex is an important and vital part of the regulatory system of circulation. The otolith organ adjusts the circulatory responses through the vestibular sympathetic reflex during an upright stance and may trigger a vasovagal attack of syncope. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence and association of syncope attacks among patients with Ménières disease (MD). Vestibular syncope was defined as a sudden and transient loss of consciousness, which subsides spontaneously in people with vestibular disorders and without localizing neurological deficit.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Drop attack; Otolith mediated syncope; Tumarkin attack; Vestibular sympathetic reflex
National Category
Otorhinolaryngology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-146146 (URN)10.1016/j.anl.2017.03.023 (DOI)28478076 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2018-03-29 Created: 2018-03-29 Last updated: 2018-04-25
Dockens, A. L., Bellon-Harn, M. L., Burns, E. S., Manchaiah, V. K. C. & Hinojosa, O. (2017). Examination of an Audiologists Response to Patients Expression of Symptoms: A Pilot Study. Journal of audiology and otology, 21(2), 115-119
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2017 (English)In: Journal of audiology and otology, ISSN 2384-1621, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 115-119Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This pilot study explores audiologist-patient interactions during initial evaluations or consultations. In particular, an audiologist’s response to patient symptoms is examined. Conversations between audiologist and patients were recorded using a digital recorder, which were transcribed, and analyzed using the Codes for Human Analysis of Transcripts and Child Language Analysis computer programs. Mean length of turn and frequency of utterances related to explicit discussion or description of symptoms or the patient’s interpretation of symptoms was determined. Study sample: six audiologist-patient interactions were recorded and transcribed. A single audiologist was used for this pilot investigation. Results suggest that during the initial audiological consultations related to hearing difficulties the audiologist produced more utterances related to explicit description of the symptoms, whereas when during the sessions about complex disorder and hearing aid consultation the audiologist produced more utterances related to the patient’s interpretation of the symptoms. Also, a more equitable distribution of words and utterances per turn are observed during the initial consultation about hearing difficulties when compared to complex disorders and hearing aid consultation sessions where the audiologist was dominant within the interaction. This preliminary study reveals unique insights to audiologist’s communication behavior during audiology consultation session. Efforts are needed to educate and promote appropriate communication between audiologists’ and patients, which could result in increased patient satisfaction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Korean Audiological Society, 2017
Keywords
Health communication; Interactional analysis; Patient-centeredness; Psychosocial; Rehabilitation
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-146301 (URN)10.7874/jao.2017.21.2.115 (DOI)28704900 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85028953871 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-04-07 Created: 2018-04-07 Last updated: 2019-01-09Bibliographically approved
Jiang, W., Zhao, F., Guderley, N. & Manchaiah, V. (2016). Daily music exposure dose and hearing problems using personal listening devices in adolescents and young adults: A systematic review. International Journal of Audiology, 55(4), 197-205
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Daily music exposure dose and hearing problems using personal listening devices in adolescents and young adults: A systematic review
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1499-2027, E-ISSN 1708-8186, Vol. 55, no 4, p. 197-205Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: This systematic review aimed to explore the evidence on whether the preferred listening levels (PLLs) and durations of music listening through personal listening devices (PLDs) in adolescents and young adults exceed the current recommended 100% daily noise dose; together with the impact on hearing and possible influential factors of such listening behaviours. Design: A systematic search was conducted using multiple online bibliographic databases. Study sample: The 26 studies were included on the basis of the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Results: The results showed that up to 58.2% of participants exceeded the 100% daily noise dose, particularly in the presence of background noise. Significantly positive correlations were found among background noise levels and mean PLLs, as well as the proportion of participants exceeding the 100% daily noise dose. Moreover, significantly worse hearing thresholds were found in PLD users using audiometry, and significantly poor results in otoacoustic emission (OAE), even in the participants with self-reported normal hearing. Conclusion: It is crucial to develop appropriate standards and safe recommendations for daily music exposure dose in future studies. Providing an essential guide and effective education to adolescents and young adults will help raise awareness, increase knowledge, and consequently change attitudes and listening habits.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2016
Keywords
adolescents; young adults; noise-induced hearing loss; personal listening device; hearing loss; Music
National Category
Basic Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126794 (URN)10.3109/14992027.2015.1122237 (DOI)000371744400001 ()26768911 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2016-04-07 Created: 2016-04-05 Last updated: 2018-04-25
Beukes, E. W., Vlaescu, G., Manchaiah, V. K. C., Baguley, D. M., Allen, P. M., Kaldo, V. & Andersson, G. (2016). Development and technical functionality of an Internet-based intervention for tinnitus in the UK. Internet Interventions, 6, 6-15
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2016 (English)In: Internet Interventions, ISSN 2214-7829, Vol. 6, p. 6-15Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

Creative approaches to improve access to evidence-based tinnitus treatments are required. The purpose of this study was to develop an Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) intervention, for those experiencing tinnitus in the United Kingdom (UK). Furthermore, it aimed, through technical functionality testing, to identify specific aspects of the iCBT that require improving.

Method

An innovative iCBT intervention for treating tinnitus in the UK has been developed using a cognitive-behavioural theoretical framework. This iCBT was evaluated by two user groups during this developmental phase. Initially, five expert reviews evaluated the intervention, prior to evaluation by a group of 29 adults experiencing significant levels of tinnitus distress. Both groups evaluated iCBT in an independent measures design, using a specifically designed satisfaction outcome measure.

Results

Overall, similar ratings were given by the expert reviewers and adults with tinnitus, showing a high level of satisfaction regarding the content, suitability, presentation, usability and exercises provided in the intervention. The iCBT intervention has been refined following technical functionality testing.

Conclusions

Rigorous testing of the developed iCBT intervention has been undertaken. These evaluations provide confidence that further clinical trials can commence in the UK, to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of this iCBT intervention for tinnitus.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2016
Keywords
Tinnitus, Tinnitus treatment, Internet-interventions, Cognitive behavioural therapy, e-Health
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-142241 (URN)10.1016/j.invent.2016.08.002 (DOI)2-s2.0-84983541736 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-10-23 Created: 2017-10-23 Last updated: 2018-04-25Bibliographically approved
Pyykko, I., Manchaiah, V. K., Levo, H., Kentala, E. & Rasku, J. (2015). Attitudes of significant others of people with Menieres disease vary from coping to victimization. International Journal of Audiology, 54(5), 316-322
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2015 (English)In: International Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1499-2027, E-ISSN 1708-8186, Vol. 54, no 5, p. 316-322Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To explore the impact, reactions and coping methods of the significant others (SOs) of people with Menieres disease (MD). Design: SOs of people with MD were asked to answer open-ended questions reporting the life effects and positive experiences they have had as a result of the partners condition. The replies to the life effects question was categorized using the WHO-ICF framework. The responses of `life effects from this study and the positive experiences reported in a recent study (Manchaiah et al, 2013) were evaluated with K-means clustering analysis. Study sample: Eighty-eight SOs (42 male, 42 female, and four did not state gender). Results: While the SOs mainly listed their own problems, a significant number of responses related to the problems of their partner. Personal perspectives tended to focus on the consequences of their partners condition, whereas in perspectives of their partner they focussed on his/her symptoms. Further, replies from 81 SOs were used in evaluation of responses and were classified into four categories: constrained life attitude; disease burden attitude; care and support attitude; and social isolation attitude. Conclusions: The results of this study support the importance of including the SO of people with MD in the rehabilitation process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2015
Keywords
Menieres disease; significant others; contextual factors; peer support; support; coping
National Category
Basic Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-117786 (URN)10.3109/14992027.2014.989547 (DOI)000352911800004 ()25594332 (PubMedID)
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Funding Agencies|Finnish Slot Machine Association, RAY

Available from: 2015-05-11 Created: 2015-05-08 Last updated: 2018-04-25
Zhao, F., Manchaiah, V., St Claire, L., Danermark, B., Jones, L., Brandreth, M., . . . Goodwin, R. (2015). Exploring the influence of culture on hearing help-seeking and hearing-aid uptake. International Journal of Audiology, 54(7), 435-443
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2015 (English)In: International Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1499-2027, E-ISSN 1708-8186, Vol. 54, no 7, p. 435-443Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: The purpose of this paper was to highlight the importance of cultural influence in understanding hearing-help seeking and hearing-aid uptake. Design: Information on audiological services in different countries and theories related to cross-culture is presented, followed by a general discussion. Study sample: Twenty-seven relevant literature reviews on hearing impairment, cross-cultural studies, and the health psychology model and others as secondary resources. Results: Despite the adverse consequences of hearing impairment and the significant potential benefits of audiological rehabilitation, only a small number of those with hearing impairment seek professional help and take up appropriate rehabilitation. Therefore, hearing help-seeking and hearing-aid uptake has recently become the hot topic for clinicians and researchers. Previous research has identified many contributing factors for hearing help-seeking with self-reported hearing disability being one of the main factors. Although significant differences in help-seeking and hearing-aid adoption rates have been reported across countries in population studies, limited literature on the influence of cross-cultural factors in this area calls for an immediate need for research. Conclusions: This paper highlights the importance of psychological models and cross-cultural research in the area of hearing help-seeking and hearing-aid uptake, and consequently some directions for future research are proposed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2015
Keywords
Culture; cross-cultural communication; hearing loss; hearing help-seeking; hearing aids
National Category
Basic Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121322 (URN)10.3109/14992027.2015.1005848 (DOI)000359996600001 ()25761498 (PubMedID)
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Funding Agencies|Oticon Foundation

Available from: 2015-09-16 Created: 2015-09-14 Last updated: 2018-04-25Bibliographically approved
Niemensivu, R., Manchaiah, V., Roine, R. P., Kentala, E. & Sintonen, H. (2015). Health-related quality of life in adults with hearing impairment before and after hearing-aid rehabilitation in Finland. International Journal of Audiology, 54(12), 967-975
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2015 (English)In: International Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1499-2027, E-ISSN 1708-8186, Vol. 54, no 12, p. 967-975Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in adults with hearing impairment in Finland before and after hearing rehabilitation. Design: The study was prospective with hearing-aid rehabilitation as the intervention. The data was collected, using the 15D instrument, before and six months after hearing-aid rehabilitation. The data was analysed using t-tests and multiple linear regression methods. Study sample: The study sample included 949 adults with hearing impairment, and the control group included a sample of age- and gender-standardized general population. Results: The study population had significantly poorer HRQoL on most dimensions of the 15D when compared to the control group both before and after hearing-aid rehabilitation. Hearing-aid rehabilitation resulted in improved mean scores on the dimensions of hearing and in the overall 15D score that were statistically significant, although the mean improvement in the overall score was marginal. Self-reported hearing ability can better predict the change in HRQoL, as a result of a hearing aid, when compared with measured hearing sensitivity. Conclusions: The study supports the hypothesis that on average, use of a unilateral hearing aid results in improved subjective hearing and marginal improvement in HRQoL in adults with hearing impairment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2015
Keywords
Hearing loss; hearing aid; quality of life; health-related quality of life; 15D
National Category
Basic Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123755 (URN)10.3109/14992027.2015.1077400 (DOI)000365863000011 ()26398548 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2016-01-11 Created: 2016-01-11 Last updated: 2018-04-25
Pyykko, I., Manchaiah, V., Levo, H. & Kentala, E. (2015). Impact evaluation and association with EuroQol 5D health-related utility values in Menieres disease. SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, GEWERBESTRASSE 11, CHAM, CH-6330, SWITZERLAND, 4(717)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Impact evaluation and association with EuroQol 5D health-related utility values in Menieres disease
2015 (English)In: SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, GEWERBESTRASSE 11, CHAM, CH-6330, SWITZERLAND, ISSN 2193-1801, Vol. 4, no 717Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study was aimed at evaluating the validity of impact measures among patients with Menieres disease (MD) with outcome variables of EuroQol generic health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measures (i.e., EQ-5D) by using Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and EQ-5D index values. 183 members (out of 200 contacted) of the Finish Meniere Association returned the questionnaires that they had filled out. Various open-ended and structured questionnaires focusing on diagnostic aspects of symptoms and impairment caused by the disease were used. For activity limitation and participation restriction, standardized questionnaires were used. Open-ended questions on impact of the disease were asked, and subsequently classified based on the WHO-ICF classification. The general HRQoL was evaluated with EQ-5D index value and EQ VAS instruments. Correlation and linear regression analyses were used to explore the association between HRQoL and other aspects. Based on the explanatory power of different models the disease specific semeionic model provides the most accurate prediction in EQ-5D index calculations (38 % of the variance explained). In EQ VAS scores, HRQoL is most accurately determined by participation restriction (53 % of the variance explained), but the worst prediction was in ICF-based limitations (8 % of the variance explained). Interestingly, attitude and personal trait explained the reduction of HRQoL somewhat better than ICF-based variables. Activity limitation and participation restrictions are significant components of MD, but are less frequently recognized as significant factors in self-evaluating the effect of MD on the quality of life. The current study results suggest that MD patients seem to have problem identifying factors causing activity limitation and participation restrictions and hence use the semiotic description focusing on complaints.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, 2015
Keywords
Menieres disease; Quality of life; EuroQol; EQ-5D; ICF; Activity limitations; Participation restrictions
National Category
Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-125174 (URN)10.1186/s40064-015-1527-0 (DOI)000368710400004 ()26636005 (PubMedID)
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Funding Agencies|Finnish Slot Machine Association, RAY

Available from: 2016-02-15 Created: 2016-02-15 Last updated: 2018-04-25
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