Patient-centred audiological rehabilitation: Perspectives of older adults who own hearing aids
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1499-2027, Vol. 53, no S1, S68-S75 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective: Patient-centred care is a term frequently associated with quality health care. Despite extensive literature from a range of health-care professions that provide description and measurement of patient-centred care, a definition of patient-centredness in audiological rehabilitation is lacking. The current study aimed to define patient-centred care specific to audiological rehabilitation from the perspective of older adults who have owned hearing aids for at least one year. Design: Research interviews were conducted with a purposive sample of older adults concerning their perceptions of patient-centredness in audiological rehabilitation, and qualitative content analysis was undertaken. Study sample: The participant sample included ten adults over the age of 60 years who had owned hearing aids for at least one year. Results: Data analysis revealed three dimensions to patient-centred audiological rehabilitation: the therapeutic relationship, the players (audiologist and patient), and clinical processes. Individualised care was seen as an overarching theme linking each of these dimensions. Conclusions: This study reported two models: the first model describes what older adults with hearing aids believe constitutes patient-centred audiological rehabilitation. The second provides a guide to operationalised patient-centred care. Further research is required to address questions pertaining to the presence, nature, and impact of patient-centred audiological rehabilitation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2014. Vol. 53, no S1, S68-S75 p.
Hearing impairment ; rehabilitation ; hearing aids ; older adults ; qualitative ; patient-centred care
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104584DOI: 10.3109/14992027.2013.866280ISI: 000331832400010PubMedID: 24528290OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-104584DiVA: diva2:697749