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Psychological well-being of adults with acquired hearing impairment.
Disabil Rehabil. 2006 May 15; 28(9):535-45.DR

Abstract

AIM

To study psychological well-being (health-related quality of life) in a population of adults 20 years and over with hearing impairment (HI) and its relation to audiological factors, consequences of the HI, sense of humour, and use of communication strategies.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS

Consecutive adults (n = 343) at the outpatient Unit of Audiology of a Norwegian university hospital answered the Psychological General Well-being inventory (PGWB), Hearing Disability and Handicap Scale (HDHS), Sense of Humour Questionnaire-6 (SHQ-6), and Communication Strategies Scale (CSS) in relation to an audiological examination and medical consultation.

RESULTS

Mean PGWB index for the whole sample was 81.4 (SD 14.3) and females reported a significantly lower psychological well-being. In multiple linear regression analyses well-being was negatively associated with high levels of activity limitation and participation restriction. PGWB index was positively associated with high sense of humour, but was neither explained by audiological factors nor use of communication strategies.

CONCLUSIONS

Psychological well-being was associated with the outcome of a standard HI assessment of activity limitation and participation restriction, but not with degree of HI and use of communication strategies.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Ear, Nose and Throat Department, St Olav's University Hospital of Trondheim, Norway. Anne-Sofie.Helvik@ntnu.noNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16690583

Citation

Helvik, Anne-Sofie, et al. "Psychological Well-being of Adults With Acquired Hearing Impairment." Disability and Rehabilitation, vol. 28, no. 9, 2006, pp. 535-45.
Helvik AS, Jacobsen G, Hallberg LR. Psychological well-being of adults with acquired hearing impairment. Disabil Rehabil. 2006;28(9):535-45.
Helvik, A. S., Jacobsen, G., & Hallberg, L. R. (2006). Psychological well-being of adults with acquired hearing impairment. Disability and Rehabilitation, 28(9), 535-45.
Helvik AS, Jacobsen G, Hallberg LR. Psychological Well-being of Adults With Acquired Hearing Impairment. Disabil Rehabil. 2006 May 15;28(9):535-45. PubMed PMID: 16690583.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Psychological well-being of adults with acquired hearing impairment. AU - Helvik,Anne-Sofie, AU - Jacobsen,Geir, AU - Hallberg,Lillemor R-M, PY - 2006/5/13/pubmed PY - 2006/10/20/medline PY - 2006/5/13/entrez SP - 535 EP - 45 JF - Disability and rehabilitation JO - Disabil Rehabil VL - 28 IS - 9 N2 - AIM: To study psychological well-being (health-related quality of life) in a population of adults 20 years and over with hearing impairment (HI) and its relation to audiological factors, consequences of the HI, sense of humour, and use of communication strategies. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Consecutive adults (n = 343) at the outpatient Unit of Audiology of a Norwegian university hospital answered the Psychological General Well-being inventory (PGWB), Hearing Disability and Handicap Scale (HDHS), Sense of Humour Questionnaire-6 (SHQ-6), and Communication Strategies Scale (CSS) in relation to an audiological examination and medical consultation. RESULTS: Mean PGWB index for the whole sample was 81.4 (SD 14.3) and females reported a significantly lower psychological well-being. In multiple linear regression analyses well-being was negatively associated with high levels of activity limitation and participation restriction. PGWB index was positively associated with high sense of humour, but was neither explained by audiological factors nor use of communication strategies. CONCLUSIONS: Psychological well-being was associated with the outcome of a standard HI assessment of activity limitation and participation restriction, but not with degree of HI and use of communication strategies. SN - 0963-8288 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16690583/Psychological_well_being_of_adults_with_acquired_hearing_impairment_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09638280500215891 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -