Comparing response options for the International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA) and for Alternative Interventions (IOI-AI) daily-use items
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1499-2027, Vol. 51, no 10, 788-791 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study investigated how clients quantify use of hearing rehabilitation. Comparisons focused on the daily-use item of the International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA), and for Alternative Interventions (IOI-AI).
Adults with hearing impairment completed the original versions of the IOI-HA and the IOI-AI daily-use item which has five numerical response options (e.g. 1-4 hours/day) and a modified version with five word response options (e.g. 'Sometimes'). Respondents completed both IOI versions immediately after intervention completion and three months later.
In total, 64 people who had obtained hearing aids completed both IOI-HA versions and 27 people who had participated in communication programs completed both IOI-AI versions.
Participants reported higher scores on the modified (word) daily-use item than on the original (number) daily-use item. Participants who completed the IOI-AI did so significantly more than participants who completed the IOI-HA. This was true both after intervention completion and three months later.
This study showed that comparisons between IOI-HA and IOI-AI daily-use item scores should be made with caution. Word daily-use response options are recommended for the IOI-AI (i.e. Never; Rarely; Sometimes; Often; and Almost always).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2012. Vol. 51, no 10, 788-791 p.
Hearing aids; psycho-social/emotional; aging; demographics/epidemiology
Other Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104551DOI: 10.3109/14992027.2012.695875PubMedID: 22757983OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-104551DiVA: diva2:697425