Improving Hearing Aid Self-Efficacy and Utility Through Revising a Hearing Aid User Guide: A Pilot Study.

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    • Abstract:
      Purpose: This pilot study aimed to investigate whether revising a hearing aid user guide (HAUG) is associated with improved hearing aid self-efficacy and utility performance. Method: In Part 1, an HAUG was evaluated using the Suitability Assessment of Material (SAM) and readability formulas (Flesch Reading Ease [Flesch, 1943], Flesch-Kincaid Readability Formula [Kincaid, Fishburne, Rogers, & Chissom, 1957], and Simple Measure of Gobbledygook [McLaughlin, 1969]). The HAUG was revised using results from the SAM and best practice guidelines. The revision included generating a video. In Part 2, 30 adults with hearing impairment were randomly assigned to use either the original guide (N = 15) or the revised guide and video (N =15) to perform a utility task. Participants' self-efficacy was measured using the Basic and Advanced Handling subscales of the Measure of Audiologic Rehabilitation Self-Efficacy for Hearing Aids questionnaire. SAM and readability were compared between the original and revised guides (Doak, Doak, & Root, 1996). Results: SAM and readability were improved following the revision. Participants in the revised guide group performed significantly better on the utility task and on the Measure of Audiologic Rehabilitation Self-Efficacy for Hearing Aids subscales than participants in the original guide group. Conclusions: These results are encouraging as they indicate that there is scope to influence self-efficacy and utility performance through the use of appropriate HAUGs. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Department of Communication Disorders, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
    • ISSN:
      10590889
    • Accession Number:
      10.1044/2017_AJA-17-0035
    • Accession Number:
      128387543
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    • ABNT:
      Improving Hearing Aid Self-Efficacy and Utility Through Revising a Hearing Aid User Guide: A Pilot Study. American Journal of Audiology, [s. l.], v. 27, n. 1, p. 45–56, 2018. DOI 10.1044/2017_AJA-17-0035. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eft&AN=128387543. Acesso em: 6 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Improving Hearing Aid Self-Efficacy and Utility Through Revising a Hearing Aid User Guide: A Pilot Study. American Journal of Audiology. 2018;27(1):45-56. doi:10.1044/2017_AJA-17-0035.
    • APA:
      (2018). Improving Hearing Aid Self-Efficacy and Utility Through Revising a Hearing Aid User Guide: A Pilot Study. American Journal of Audiology, 27(1), 45–56. https://doi.org/10.1044/2017_AJA-17-0035
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      2018. “Improving Hearing Aid Self-Efficacy and Utility Through Revising a Hearing Aid User Guide: A Pilot Study.” American Journal of Audiology 27 (1): 45–56. doi:10.1044/2017_AJA-17-0035.
    • Harvard:
      (2018) ‘Improving Hearing Aid Self-Efficacy and Utility Through Revising a Hearing Aid User Guide: A Pilot Study’, American Journal of Audiology, 27(1), pp. 45–56. doi: 10.1044/2017_AJA-17-0035.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      2018, ‘Improving Hearing Aid Self-Efficacy and Utility Through Revising a Hearing Aid User Guide: A Pilot Study’, American Journal of Audiology, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 45–56, viewed 6 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      , et al. “Improving Hearing Aid Self-Efficacy and Utility Through Revising a Hearing Aid User Guide: A Pilot Study.” American Journal of Audiology, vol. 27, no. 1, Mar. 2018, pp. 45–56. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1044/2017_AJA-17-0035.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      “Improving Hearing Aid Self-Efficacy and Utility Through Revising a Hearing Aid User Guide: A Pilot Study.” American Journal of Audiology 27, no. 1 (March 2018): 45–56. doi:10.1044/2017_AJA-17-0035.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Improving Hearing Aid Self-Efficacy and Utility Through Revising a Hearing Aid User Guide: A Pilot Study. American Journal of Audiology [Internet]. 2018 Mar [cited 2019 Dec 6];27(1):45–56. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eft&AN=128387543