The patient journey of adults with sudden-onset acquired hearing impairment: a pilot study
2012 (English)In: Journal of Laryngology and Otology, ISSN 0022-2151, E-ISSN 1748-5460, Vol. 126, no 5, 475-481 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective: A previous study examined the patient journey of adults with gradual-onset acquired hearing impairment. This study examined the same for adults with sudden-onset acquired hearing impairment, and assessed differences. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanStudy design: Data were collected from 16 audiologists, using the Ida Institute template, and from four adults with sudden-onset acquired hearing impairment, through semi-structured interviews. Data were analysed using thematic analysis and presented using a process mapping model. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanResults: A patient journey template for sudden-onset acquired hearing impairment was developed based on the professionals and patients perspectives. The main difference between these two groups perspectives was seen in the self-evaluation phase: some stages within this phase were recognised by the patients but not by the professionals. The main difference between the current and the previous study was the absence of a pre-awareness phase in the journey described by patients with sudden-onset acquired hearing impairment, compared with that described by patients with gradual-onset acquired hearing impairment. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanConclusion: Patient journey templates could be useful counselling tools for ear and hearing healthcare specialists. However, such templates should be used only as a baseline; it is important to take a detailed case history to understand each patients unique experience, including the psychosocial impact of hearing impairment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press (CUP) , 2012. Vol. 126, no 5, 475-481 p.
Hearing Impairment, Natural History, Prognosis, Rehabilitation, Patient journey, Sudden-onset hearing impairment
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-77869DOI: 10.1017/S0022215111003197ISI: 000303893900008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-77869DiVA: diva2:529690