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The ICF core sets for hearing loss project: Functioning and disability from the patient perspective
Linköping University, The Swedish Institute for Disability Research. Örebro University Hospital / University of Örebro, Sweden. (HEAD Graduate School)
VU University Medical Center, EMGO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
University of Pretoria, South Africa; University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia; Ear Science Institute Australia, Subiaco, Australia.
VU University Medical Center, EMGO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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2014 (English)In: International Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1499-2027, E-ISSN 1708-8186, Vol. 53, no 11, 777-786 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To explore areas of functioning, disability, and environmental factors of adults with hearing loss (HL) by using the ICF classification as a tool to determine and document each element. Design: A qualitative study applying mainly focus-group methodology was applied. Study sample: Thirty-six Dutch and South African adults (greater than= 18 years of age) with HL (20-95 dB HL) who used oral communication as first communication. Summative content analysis was performed on the transcripts by linkage to appropriate ICF categories. Results: 143 ICF categories were identified, most of which belonged to the Activities and Participation (d) component, closely followed by the Environmental factors component. Participants specifically mentioned categories related to oral communication and interaction. Assistive technology (such as hearing aids), noise, and support by and attitudes of others in the environment of the participants were considered highly influential for functioning and disability. Conclusions: The present study illustrates the complex and encompassing nature of aspects involved in functioning and disability of adults with HL. Findings highlight the necessity of using a multidimensional tool, such as the ICF, to map functioning and disability with hearing loss, allowing consideration and evaluation of aspects that are both internal and external.

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Informa Healthcare, 2014. Vol. 53, no 11, 777-786 p.
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ICF; ICF core sets; focus groups; qualitative study; patient perspective
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-112470DOI: 10.3109/14992027.2014.938370ISI: 000343928200001PubMedID: 25311099OAI: diva2:766834

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Available from: 2014-11-28 Created: 2014-11-28 Last updated: 2014-12-04Bibliographically approved

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