Patient preferences in tinnitus outcomes and treatments:a qualitative study

Pryce, Helen, Hall, Amanda, Shaw, Rachel, Culhane, Beth-Anne, Swift, Sarah, Straus, Jean and Claesen, Beth (2018). Patient preferences in tinnitus outcomes and treatments:a qualitative study. International Journal of Audiology, 57 (10), pp. 784-790.

Abstract

In order to identify patient preferences in care for tinnitus an in depth grounded theory study was conducted. This consisted of interviews with 41 patients who had sought help for tinnitus across a range of locations and tinnitus services in England. Preferences for outcomes were for both the removal of the tinnitus and for improved coping and management of the tinnitus. Preferences for treatment were for individualized care, tailored information and for treatment to assist with psychological adjustment and auditory distraction. Adoption of treatments to manage tinnitus were based on a trial and error approach. Patients? preferences for individual treatments varied but were informed by the information they received. Information plays an important role in care for people with tinnitus. Patients hold individual preferences and require engagement in shared decision making.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2018.1484184
Divisions: Life & Health Sciences
Life & Health Sciences > Applied Health Research Group
Life & Health Sciences > Psychology
Life & Health Sciences > Chronic and Communicable Conditions
Additional Information: ©2018 British Society of Audiology, International Society of Audiology, and Nordic Audiological Society. Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way Funding: British Tinnitus Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: tinnitus,psychology,instrumentation ,behaviour
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Accepted Date: 2018-05-29
Published Date: 2018-10
Published Online Date: 2018-11-02
Authors: Pryce, Helen ( 0000-0001-5183-6236)
Hall, Amanda ( 0000-0001-8520-6005)
Shaw, Rachel ( 0000-0002-0438-7666)
Culhane, Beth-Anne
Swift, Sarah
Straus, Jean
Claesen, Beth

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