Adults' cochlear implant journeys through care: a qualitative study.

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    • Affiliation:
      Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Macquarie Park, NSW, Australia
      Swansea University Medical School, Swansea University, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
      South Wales Cochlear Implant Programme, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
      H:EAR [Hearing: Education, Application, Research], Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University, Macquarie Park, NSW, Australia
      The HEARing Cooperative Research Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    • Abstract:
      Background: Cochlear implants (CIs) can provide a sound sensation for those with severe sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), benefitting speech understanding and quality of life. Nevertheless, rates of implantation remain low, and limited research investigates journeys from traditional hearing aids to implantable devices.Method: Fifty-five adults (≥ 50 years), hearing aid users and/or CI users, General Practitioners, and Australian and United Kingdom audiologists took part in a multi-methods study. Focus groups, interviews, and surveys were thematically analysed.Results: One hundred forty-three data-capture events disclosed 2 themes: 1) "The burden of hearing loss and the impact of Cochlear Implants", and 2) "Professional Support and Practice, and HCPs Roles and Responsibilities".Conclusions: Care experience can include convoluted, complex journeys towards cochlear implantation. The significant impact of this, as hearing loss progresses, motivates people to consider implants, but they and healthcare professionals need clear supported with defined referral pathways, and less system complexity.
    • Journal Subset:
      Biomedical; Europe; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland
    • ISSN:
      1472-6963
    • MEDLINE Info:
      PMID: NLM32448127 NLM UID: 101088677
    • Publication Date:
      In Process
    • Publication Date:
      20200603
    • DOI:
      http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-05334-y
    • Accession Number:
      143395746
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      RAPPORT, F. et al. Adults’ cochlear implant journeys through care: a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, [s. l.], v. 20, n. 1, p. 1–9, 2020. DOI 10.1186/s12913-020-05334-y. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=143395746. Acesso em: 14 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Rapport F, Hughes SE, Boisvert I, et al. Adults’ cochlear implant journeys through care: a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research. 2020;20(1):1-9. doi:10.1186/s12913-020-05334-y
    • APA:
      Rapport, F., Hughes, S. E., Boisvert, I., McMahon, C. M., Braithwaite, J., Faris, M., & Bierbaum, M. (2020). Adults’ cochlear implant journeys through care: a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, 20(1), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-05334-y
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Rapport, Frances, Sarah E. Hughes, Isabelle Boisvert, Catherine M. McMahon, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Mona Faris, and Mia Bierbaum. 2020. “Adults’ Cochlear Implant Journeys through Care: A Qualitative Study.” BMC Health Services Research 20 (1): 1–9. doi:10.1186/s12913-020-05334-y.
    • Harvard:
      Rapport, F. et al. (2020) ‘Adults’ cochlear implant journeys through care: a qualitative study’, BMC Health Services Research, 20(1), pp. 1–9. doi: 10.1186/s12913-020-05334-y.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Rapport, F, Hughes, SE, Boisvert, I, McMahon, CM, Braithwaite, J, Faris, M & Bierbaum, M 2020, ‘Adults’ cochlear implant journeys through care: a qualitative study’, BMC Health Services Research, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 1–9, viewed 14 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Rapport, Frances, et al. “Adults’ Cochlear Implant Journeys through Care: A Qualitative Study.” BMC Health Services Research, vol. 20, no. 1, May 2020, pp. 1–9. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1186/s12913-020-05334-y.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Rapport, Frances, Sarah E. Hughes, Isabelle Boisvert, Catherine M. McMahon, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Mona Faris, and Mia Bierbaum. “Adults’ Cochlear Implant Journeys through Care: A Qualitative Study.” BMC Health Services Research 20, no. 1 (May 24, 2020): 1–9. doi:10.1186/s12913-020-05334-y.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Rapport F, Hughes SE, Boisvert I, McMahon CM, Braithwaite J, Faris M, et al. Adults’ cochlear implant journeys through care: a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research [Internet]. 2020 May 24 [cited 2020 Aug 14];20(1):1–9. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=143395746