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Situationally influenced tinnitus coping strategies: a mixed methods approach
Anglia Ruskin Univ, England.
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Disability Research. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Swedish Institute for Disability Research. Lamar Univ, TX 77710 USA; Audiol India, India; Manipal Univ, India.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1254-8407
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Psychology. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Karolinska Inst, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4753-6745
Anglia Ruskin Univ, England; Anglia Ruskin Univ, England.
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2018 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, Vol. 40, no 24, p. 2884-2894Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The primary aim of this study was to identify coping strategies used to manage problematic tinnitus situations. A secondary aim was to determine whether different approaches were related to the level of tinnitus distress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia experienced. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional survey design was implemented. The study sample was adults interested in undertaking an Internet-based intervention for tinnitus. Self-reported measures assessed the level of tinnitus distress, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. An open-ended question was used to obtain information about how problematic tinnitus situations were dealt with. Responses were investigated using qualitative content analysis to identify problematic situations. Further data analysis comprised of both qualitative and quantitative methods. Results: There were 240 participants (137 males, 103 females), with an average age of 48.16 years (SD: 22.70). Qualitative content analysis identified eight problematic tinnitus situations. Participants had either habituated to their tinnitus (7.9%), used active (63.3%), or passive (28.8%) coping styles to manage these situations. Those who had habituated to tinnitus or used active coping strategies had lower levels of tinnitus distress, anxiety, and depression. Conclusions: The main problematic tinnitus situations for this cohort were identified. Both active and passive coping styles were applied to approach these situations. The coping strategies used most frequently and utilised in the widest range of problematic situations were using sound enrichment and diverting attention.

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TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD , 2018. Vol. 40, no 24, p. 2884-2894
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Tinnitus; coping strategies; self-help; behaviour modification; problematic situations
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-153162DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1362708ISI: 000450400300005PubMedID: 28793790OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-153162DiVA, id: diva2:1267328
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Funding Agencies|Anglia Ruskin University; NIHR; Lamar University; Linkoping University

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