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Current process in hearing-aid fitting appointments: An analysis of audiologists’ use of behaviour change techniques using the behaviour change technique taxonomy (v1)

Barker, F, Mackenzie, E and de Lusignan, S (2016) Current process in hearing-aid fitting appointments: An analysis of audiologists’ use of behaviour change techniques using the behaviour change technique taxonomy (v1) International Journal of Audiology.

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Abstract

Objectives: To observe and analyse the range and nature of behaviour change techniques (BCTs) employed by audiologists during hearing-aid fitting consultations to encourage and enable hearing-aid use. Design: Non-participant observation and qualitative thematic analysis using the behaviour change technique taxonomy (version 1) (BCTTv1). Study sample: Ten consultations across five English NHS audiology departments. Results: Audiologists engage in behaviours to ensure the hearing-aid is fitted to prescription and is comfortable to wear. They provide information, equipment, and training in how to use a hearing-aid including changing batteries, cleaning, and maintenance. There is scope for audiologists to use additional BCTs: collaborating with patients to develop a behavioural plan for hearing-aid use that includes goal-setting, action-planning and problem-solving; involving significant others; providing information on the benefits of hearing-aid use or the consequences of non-use and giving advice about using prompts/cues for hearing-aid use. Conclusions: This observational study of audiologist behaviour in hearing-aid fitting consultations has identified opportunities to use additional behaviour change techniques that might encourage hearing-aid use. This information defines potential intervention targets for further research with the aim of improving hearing-aid use amongst adults with acquired hearing loss.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Biosciences
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Barker, FUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mackenzie, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
de Lusignan, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 July 2016
Identification Number : 10.1080/14992027.2016.1197425
Copyright Disclaimer : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Audiology on 1 July 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14992027.2016.1197425
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 Aug 2016 12:10
Last Modified : 31 Aug 2016 11:46
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/811720

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