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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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.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine|
|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|
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