Measuring motivation using the transtheoretical (stages of change) model: A follow-up study of people who failed an online hearing screening.
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1499-2027, E-ISSN 1708-8186, Vol. 55, no Suppl 3, S52-S58 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
OBJECTIVE: Acceptance and readiness to seek professional help have shown to be important factors for favourable audiological rehabilitation outcomes. Theories from health psychology such as the transtheoretical (stages-of-change) model could help understand behavioural change in people with hearing impairment. In recent studies, the University of Rhode Island change assessment (URICA) has been found to have good predictive validity.
DESIGN: In a previous study, 224 Swedish adults who had failed an online hearing screening completed URICA and two other measures of stages of change. This follow-up aimed to: (1) determine prevalence of help-seeking at a hearing clinic and hearing aid uptake, and (2) explore the predictive validity of the stages of change measures by a follow-up on the 224 participants who had failed a hearing screening 18 months previously.
STUDY SAMPLE: A total of 122 people (54%) completed the follow-up online questionnaire, including the three measures and questions regarding experience with hearing help-seeking and hearing aid uptake.
RESULTS: Since failing the online hearing screening, 61% of participants had sought help. A good predictive validity for a one-item measure of stages of change was reported.
CONCLUSIONS: The Staging algorithm was the stages of change measure with the best ability to predict help-seeking 18 months later.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2016. Vol. 55, no Suppl 3, S52-S58 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-130826DOI: 10.1080/14992027.2016.1182650ISI: 000381035200007PubMedID: 27206679OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-130826DiVA: diva2:955693
Funding agencies: Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research [2009-0055]2016-08-262016-08-262016-09-25Bibliographically approved