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Do group audiologic rehabilitation activities influence psychosocial outcomes?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20595224     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
PURPOSE: To attempt to determine whether group audiologic rehabilitation (AR) content affected psychosocial outcomes.
METHOD: A randomized controlled trial with at least 17 participants per group was completed. The 3 treatment groups included a communication strategies training group, a communication strategies training plus psychosocial exercise group, and an informational lecture plus psychosocial exercise group. Evaluations were conducted preclass, postclass, and 6-months postclass; they included hearing loss-related and generic quality of life scales, and a class evaluation form.
RESULTS: All treatment groups demonstrated short- and long-term improvement on the hearing loss-related quality of life scale. Minimal differences were measured across treatment groups. A significant difference was observed between the lecture plus psychosocial exercise group and the communication strategies training group for 1 hearing loss-related quality of life subscale. Better outcomes were measured for the 2 groups with psychosocial exercises versus the communication strategies training group on 1 generic quality of life subscale. The results for the class evaluation did not discriminate among the treatment groups.
CONCLUSIONS: Class content had only a minimal influence on treatment outcomes. Recommended AR class content includes a mix of interventions including information, training, and psychosocial exercises.
Jill E Preminger; Jae K Yoo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2010-07-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of audiology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1558-9137     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Audiol     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114917     Medline TA:  Am J Audiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY 40292, USA.
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5R03DC004939-02/DC/NIDCD NIH HHS

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