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Long-Term Results of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy in Patients Who Failed to Complete the Program.
Audiol Res. 2021 Jan 12; 11(1):1-9.AR

Abstract

Purpose:

We aimed to evaluate the results of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) in patients who did not complete the program.

Methods:

We divided 90 patients who failed to complete the TRT program were into 3 groups: 36 patients who only completed the first phase of the TRT program (Missing group; M), 34 patients who attended counselling for less than 6 months (Noncompliant group; NC) and 20 patients who attended counselling for more than 6 months but did not complete the TRT program (Compliant group; C). The Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI), tinnitus Visual Analogue Scales (VAS) and a questionnaire regarding the reasons for dropout were obtained through a telephone survey.

Results:

Telephonic THI and VAS scores were significantly lower than the initial scores in the M and C groups but not in the NC group. Patients who were unsure about the effectiveness of TRT were prevalent in the NC group, and the poorest long-term THI results were registered in those patients.

Conclusions:

A fundamental cause of very poor TRT results was when patients were unsure about TRT. On the other hand, a single counselling session could be effective in reducing tinnitus annoyance in patients who accepted the TRT approach and trusted its efficacy.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, 06123 Perugia, Italy.Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, 06123 Perugia, Italy.Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, 06123 Perugia, Italy.Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, 06123 Perugia, Italy.Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, 06123 Perugia, Italy.Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, 06123 Perugia, Italy.Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, 06123 Perugia, Italy.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

33445416

Citation

Lapenna, Ruggero, et al. "Long-Term Results of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy in Patients Who Failed to Complete the Program." Audiology Research, vol. 11, no. 1, 2021, pp. 1-9.
Lapenna R, Molini E, Cipriani L, et al. Long-Term Results of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy in Patients Who Failed to Complete the Program. Audiol Res. 2021;11(1):1-9.
Lapenna, R., Molini, E., Cipriani, L., Del Zompo, M. R., Giommetti, G., Faralli, M., & Ricci, G. (2021). Long-Term Results of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy in Patients Who Failed to Complete the Program. Audiology Research, 11(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.3390/audiolres11010001
Lapenna R, et al. Long-Term Results of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy in Patients Who Failed to Complete the Program. Audiol Res. 2021 Jan 12;11(1):1-9. PubMed PMID: 33445416.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Long-Term Results of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy in Patients Who Failed to Complete the Program. AU - Lapenna,Ruggero, AU - Molini,Egisto, AU - Cipriani,Laura, AU - Del Zompo,Maria Rita, AU - Giommetti,Giorgia, AU - Faralli,Mario, AU - Ricci,Giampietro, Y1 - 2021/01/12/ PY - 2020/05/06/received PY - 2021/01/06/revised PY - 2021/01/07/accepted PY - 2021/1/15/entrez PY - 2021/1/16/pubmed PY - 2021/1/16/medline KW - TRT KW - follow-up KW - missing KW - tinnitus SP - 1 EP - 9 JF - Audiology research JO - Audiol Res VL - 11 IS - 1 N2 - Purpose: We aimed to evaluate the results of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) in patients who did not complete the program. Methods: We divided 90 patients who failed to complete the TRT program were into 3 groups: 36 patients who only completed the first phase of the TRT program (Missing group; M), 34 patients who attended counselling for less than 6 months (Noncompliant group; NC) and 20 patients who attended counselling for more than 6 months but did not complete the TRT program (Compliant group; C). The Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI), tinnitus Visual Analogue Scales (VAS) and a questionnaire regarding the reasons for dropout were obtained through a telephone survey. Results: Telephonic THI and VAS scores were significantly lower than the initial scores in the M and C groups but not in the NC group. Patients who were unsure about the effectiveness of TRT were prevalent in the NC group, and the poorest long-term THI results were registered in those patients. Conclusions: A fundamental cause of very poor TRT results was when patients were unsure about TRT. On the other hand, a single counselling session could be effective in reducing tinnitus annoyance in patients who accepted the TRT approach and trusted its efficacy. SN - 2039-4330 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/33445416/Long_Term_Results_of_Tinnitus_Retraining_Therapy_in_Patients_Who_Failed_to_Complete_the_Program_ L2 - https://www.mdpi.com/resolver?pii=audiolres11010001 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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