Coping, conversation tactics and marital interaction in persons with acquired profound hearing loss (APHL): correlates of distress
Hallam, Richard S., Ashton, Paul, Sherbourne, Katerina, Gailey, Lorraine and Corney, Roslyn (2007) Coping, conversation tactics and marital interaction in persons with acquired profound hearing loss (APHL): correlates of distress. Audiological Medicine, 5 (2). pp. 103-111. ISSN 1651-386X (print), 1651-3835 (electronic)Full text not available from this repository.
This study investigated coping strategies, conversation tactics, and marital interaction in acquired profound hearing loss (APHL) and compared emotionally stable (n = 15) and emotionally distressed (n = 7) participants. Nominated family members were assessed on most measures. Comparisons were also made in the subgroup of married participants. A combined distress criterion was derived from scores on standardized measures of anxiety, depression, hearing handicap, and post-traumatic stress. Groups were compared on the Ways-of-Coping Checklist, a newly devised measure of conversation tactics, and on the Couple Behaviour Report. It was found that distressed APHL participants were more likely to cope through avoidance, self-blame, and wishful thinking, and they used more avoidant tactics in conversation. The coping profile of family members did not differentiate distress groups. However, there was some indication of greater employment of coercive tactics by family members of distressed participants. The results are consistent with the view that the coping style of a person with APHL and the nature of their conversational interactions with family members contribute to their level of distress. Implications for audiological rehabilitation are discussed.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||acquired hearing loss, psychosocial factors, rehabilitation, family, conversation tactics|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology|
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Health & Social Care|
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
|Last Modified:||05 Oct 2012 16:25|
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