Bridging the Gap Between Hearing Screening and Successful Rehabilitation: Research Protocol of a Randomized Controlled Trial of Motivational Interviewing via Internet
2015 (English)In: American Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1059-0889, E-ISSN 1558-9137, Vol. 24, no 3, 302-306 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Purpose: Studies point to low help-seeking after a failed hearing screening. This research forum article presents the research protocol for a randomized controlled trial of motivational interviewing via the Internet to promote help-seeking in people who have failed an online hearing screening. Method: Adults who fail a Swedish online hearing screening, including a speech-in-noise recognition test, will be randomized to either an intervention group (participating in motivational interviewing) or an active control group (reading a book on history of hearing aids). Both of the conditions will be delivered via the Internet. The primary outcome is experience with seeking health care and using hearing aids 9 months after the intervention. Secondary outcomes are changes in before and after measures of self-reported hearing difficulties, anxiety, depression, and quality of life. Stages of change and self-efficacy in hearing help-seeking are measured immediately after intervention and at a 9-month follow-up for the purpose of mediation analysis. Results: The results of this randomized controlled trial may help bridge the gap between hearing screening and successful hearing rehabilitation. Conclusion: Although no large instantaneous benefits are expected, a slow change toward healthy behaviors-seeking health care and using hearing aids-would shed light on how to use the Internet to assist people with hearing impairment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
AMER SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOC , 2015. Vol. 24, no 3, 302-306 p.
Applied Psychology Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123081DOI: 10.1044/2015_AJA-15-0012ISI: 000364315200009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-123081DiVA: diva2:876465
Funding Agencies|Swedish Council for Wealth, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE) [2009-0055]2015-12-032015-12-032015-12-11