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A survey of the attitudes of practitioners toward teleaudiology
Phonak AG, Switzerland; University of Toronto, Canada; University of Health Network, Canada.
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Disability Research. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Swedish Institute for Disability Research. University of Health Network, Canada.
University of Health Network, Canada.
Phonak AG, Switzerland.
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2014 (English)In: International Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1499-2027, E-ISSN 1708-8186, Vol. 53, no 12, 850-860 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To survey hearing healthcare practitioners (1) attitudes toward teleaudiology appointments, (2) willingness to conduct different clinical tasks via teleaudiology, and (3) willingness to conduct a teleaudiology appointment with different patient populations. Design: All participants were asked to complete the Attitudes toward Teleaudiology Scale for Practitioners (ATS-P), a 46-item online survey designed for this study. Study sample: The responses from 202 hearing healthcare practitioners working in Canada were collected. The sample consisted of 152 audiologists, 49 hearing instrument specialists, and one who did not specify a category. Results: The majority of respondents indicated that teleaudiology is likely to have a minimal effect on the quality of hearing healthcare in audiology and the quality of client-practitioner interactions, although many respondents indicated that teleaudiology would have a positive effect on accessibility to service. Nevertheless, a small minority of respondents indicated that teleaudiology would have a negative impact on quality of care in audiology. Conclusions: Willingness to use teleaudiology depended on a combination of the clinical tasks to be performed and the patient populations to be served. These findings can help guide the successful implementation of teleaudiology services.

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Informa Healthcare , 2014. Vol. 53, no 12, 850-860 p.
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Attitudes; teleaudiology; telemedicine; survey
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Basic Medicine
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-113002DOI: 10.3109/14992027.2014.921736ISI: 000345208900002PubMedID: 25017424OAI: diva2:779088

Funding Agencies|MITACS Elevate Industrial Postdoctoral Fellowship; Sonova Holding AG

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