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Designing a Questionnaire to Assess Crisis Management Based on a Resilience Engineering Approach

Allivand, Pardis and Zahiri, Mansour and Ghasemzadeh 1, Roya and Latifi, Seyed Mahmood and Fathi 4, Keyhan (2014) Designing a Questionnaire to Assess Crisis Management Based on a Resilience Engineering Approach. Jundishapur Journal of Health Sciences, 6 (1). ISSN 2252-021X

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Abstract

Hearing loss can affect physical, mental and social health of deaf adults and lead cause depression, anxiety, isolation, suspicion and stress. This study was aimed to compare mental health in the hearing-impaired elderly with hearing aid and hearing-impaired elderly without hearing aids referring to Ahvaz Imam Khomeini Hospital.. In this cross- sectional study, the participants included 72 hearing-impaired elderly elderly aged 60 years or older who referred to Ahvaz Imam Khomeini Hospital, 36 of which were with hearing aids and 36 without. Each group consisted of 18 women and 18 men. Data collecting tool included Goldberg General Health Questionnaire–28 (GHQ-28). GHQ-28 included general health and four subscales of anxiety, depression, physical symptoms and social dysfunction. The independent t-test was used for analyzing the data.. The mean mental health scores in hearing-impaired elderly without hearing aids and with hearing aid were as 48.13 (57.2%) and 35.66 (42.4%), respectively. Comparing the two groups means through t-test, it was concluded that differences between them is statistically significant (p=0.001). The mental health mean score between men and women in the two groups was significant p≤0. 049. In addition, the difference in the mean mental health subscales between the two groups was significant. Thus the hearing-impaired elderly without hearing aids compared to those with hearing aid are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, physical symptoms and social dysfunctions (p≤0. 003). . The results suggest that the hearing-impaired elderly with hearing aid compared to those without hearing aid have more mental health score. .

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Keywords: Hearing aid; hearing-impaired elderly; mental health.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: آقای بهرام سوسنی غریب وند
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2018 06:17
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 06:17
URI: http://eprints.ajums.ac.ir/id/eprint/12181

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