Development and initial validation of the “Clinical Global Impression” to measure outcomes for audiological rehabilitation
2009 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, Vol. 31, no 17, 1409-1417 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Purpose: The aim of this study was to develop and validate an interview instrument for assessing outcome following hearing aid fitting based on clinical global impressions.
Method: The Audiological Rehabilitation Clinical Global Impression (AR-CGI) was developed and used in a telephone interview in two separate samples. The first sample (N=69) consisted of hearing aid owners who had participated in two intervention studies and the second sample consisted of hearing aid owners receiving regular services from a hearing clinic (N=21). Following the structured telephone interview, participants were categorized into three categories: Successful, Successful with some limitations, or Unsuccessful.
Results: A vast majority were categorized as Successful (80% of the intervention sample and 71% of the clinical sample). Those categorized as successful were found to differ from those categorized as less successful in terms of age and self-reported hearing aid use, depressed mood, and residual participation restriction, but they did not differ in terms of degree of hearing loss.
Conclusion: It is suggested that the brevity and usefulness of the AR-CGI makes it a potential tool for further use in audiological settings.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 31, no 17, 1409-1417 p.
Validation, clinical global impression, telephone interview, audiological rehabilitation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12527DOI: 10.1080/09638280802621408OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-12527DiVA: diva2:403