Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Hard-of-Hearing Residents in a Home for the Aged

 
Author(s) M. Kathleen Pichora-Fuller, PhD
Laura Robertson, MA
Volume 18
Number 4
Year 1994
Page(s) 278-288
Language English
Category
Keywords disability
hearing
elderly
Abstract Subjective and objective measures of the communication function of 30 hard-of-hearing residents at a home for the aged were collected four times over a two-year period. These measures tapped scope of participation in activities at the home and quality of communication during activities. In a pilot study, groups of residents and staff identified about 30 common situations at the home in which they felt it was important to hear. The evaluation of communication function was keyed to these situations. Overall, fewer participated in "optional" activities (such as attending meetings) but those who did reported little handicap in these situations. In contrast, many more participated in "obligatory" activities (such as dining and chapel) and a much wider range of handicap was reported in these situations.


Des mesures subjectives et objectives de la fonction communicative de 30 personnes malentendantes ont été faites. Tous étaient résidents d'un foyer d'accueil pour personnes agées. Les mesures, faites à quatre occasions et étalées sur deux and, ont estimé le degré de participation des personnes malentendantes aux activités du foyer et la qualité de leur communication durant ces activités. Au cours d'une étude-pilots, des groupes de résidents et de membres du personnel ont dressé une liste des 30 activités pour lesquelles il est le plus important d'entendre. L'évaluation des résidents portait sur ces 30 activités. D'un côté, moins de participants ont pris part aux activités facultatives (par ex. Présence aux réunions), mais ceux qui y prirent part n'ont pas éprouvé de difficultés dans ces situations. De l'autre côté, un plus grand nombre de participants ont participé aux activités nécessaires (par ex. repas, services religieux), mais ils ont éprouvé un éventail plus grand de handicaps dans ces situations.
Record ID 253
Link http://cjslpa.ca/files/1994_JSLPA_Vol_18/No_04_201-288/Pichora-Fuller_Robertson_JSLPA_1994.pdf
 
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