Détail de la notice
Titre du Document
Perceived qualitative benefits of cochlear implants in children with multi-handicaps
Auteur(s)
WILEY Susan ; JAHNKE Margaret ; MEINZEN-DERR Jareen ; ...
Résumé
Objective: To determine families' perceived benefits of cochlear implants in children with multiple-handicaps. Methods: Parents/guardians of a child with a cochlear implant for at least 3 months, under the age of 18 yearsand had least one additional disability were recruited for participation through rehabilitation therapists. Families who did not have a child enrolled in therapy at the study center were contacted by mail. Families were asked a number of open-ended and close-ended questions. Interviews were audiotaped and transcribed, with answers to open-ended questions coded by themes. Results: We interviewed 19 families of 20 children and included 15 families of 16 children who had had at least 6 months of cochlear implant experience for this study. The mean time between implantation and study was 3 years (S.D. ′ 2.2) with a range of 0.5-8 years. Children were highly compliant in wearing their device. Sixty-eight percent (11/16) of the children were enrolled in additional therapies beyond speech and aural rehabilitation therapies. Fifty percent of families (8/16) indicated they had no obstacles to accessing therapies. Insurance was the most common barrier to accessing therapies (18% of respondents). All children made communication progress post-implant as described by their families. All families felt that the cochlear implant team provided enough information prior to receiving the implant to help families make the appropriate decision about implanting their child. All f
Editeur
Elsevier
Identifiant
PMID : 15885331 ISSN : 0165-5876 CODEN : IPOTDJ
Source
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology A. 2005, vol. 69, n° 6, pp. 791-798 [8 pages]
Langue
Anglais
Pour les membres de la communauté du CNRS, ce document est autorisé à la reproduction à titre gratuit.
Pour les membres des communautés hors CNRS, la reproduction de ce document à titre onéreux sera fournie sous réserve d’autorisation du Centre Français d’exploitation du droit de Copie.

Pour bénéficier de nos services (strictement destinés aux membres de la communauté CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), de l'ESR français (Enseignement Supérieur et Recherche), et du secteur public français & étranger) :