Applying the Use of Motivational Tools to Auditory Rehabilitation
The purpose of this study is to compare two different ways of helping new hearing-aid users get the most out of their hearing aids and determine if one method is better than the other. One method provides the patient with routine information regarding the care and use of hearing aids the other method that uses tools to address patient-specific barriers against and motivators for hearing-aid use.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Applying the Use of Motivational Tools to Auditory Rehabilitation|
- Hours of Hearing Aid Use [ Time Frame: Four to six weeks following the intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The primary outcome measure will be hearing-aid use, measured by the number of hours of use recorded in the hearing-aid software.
- Hearing Aid Outcomes [ Time Frame: Four to six weeks following the intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Outcomes will be assessed using the International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (Cox et al., 2000)
- Self-efficacy [ Time Frame: Four to six weeks following the intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Two questionnaires will be used to assess self-efficacy - the Measure of Audiologic Rehabilitation Self-Efficacy for Hearing Aids (MARS-HA; West & Smith, 2007) and the Listening Self-Efficacy Questionnaire (LSEQ; Smith, Pichora-Fuller, Watts & La More, 2011).
- Importance [ Time Frame: Four to six weeks following the intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]subject report
- Readiness for change [ Time Frame: Four to six weeks following the intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]subject report
|Study Start Date:||November 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: Standard-of-Care
The "standard-of-care" control group will review and practice with the audiologist content such as: 1) information on hearing-aid batteries and how to change them, 2) cleaning/daily care of the hearing aids, and 3) inserting and removing the hearing aids.
the standard of care in audiologic practice
The treatment group, on the other hand, will use a motivational tool (exploring importance) in a manner that is consistent with the spirit of motivational interviewing.
Other Name: Motivational Interviewing
|United States, Oregon|
|Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR|
|Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239|
|Principal Investigator:||M. Samantha Lewis, PhD||Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR|