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Classification of the hearing impaired for independent living using the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2091453     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Training hearing-impaired persons in independent living skills has become a focus of education and rehabilitation programs for the hearing impaired. Yet, few programs and assessment instruments are designed to evaluate a person's potential for acquiring independent living skills. In this study, the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale was used to classify 118 hearing-impaired persons in groups based on their ability to be trained in independent living skills. Cluster analysis was used to group the subjects according to four domains: communication, daily living, socialization, and maladaptive behavior. The results indicate that the behavior scale can be used to classify hearing-impaired persons according to their ability to acquire independent living skills. The cluster analysis resulted in three groups. The persons in the lowest group did not have the most severe hearing losses, but they were more likely to have additional handicaps. This suggests that additional handicaps may be more important than degree of hearing loss in determining whether hearing-impaired persons can acquire independent living skills.
W R Dunlap; D I Sands
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American annals of the deaf     Volume:  135     ISSN:  0002-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Ann Deaf     Publication Date:  1990 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-04     Completed Date:  1991-06-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414670     Medline TA:  Am Ann Deaf     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  384-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Alabama.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living*
Hearing Disorders / classification*,  complications
Mental Retardation / complications
Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired

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