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Role of social support in quality of life of people with hearing impairment


Lovretić, Vanja; Pongrac, Ksenija; Vuletić, Gorka; Benjak, Tomislav
Role of social support in quality of life of people with hearing impairment // Journal of Applied Health Sciences, 2 (2016), 1; 5-14 doi:10.24141/1/2/1/1 (recenziran, članak, znanstveni)


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Naslov
Role of social support in quality of life of people with hearing impairment

Autori
Lovretić, Vanja ; Pongrac, Ksenija ; Vuletić, Gorka ; Benjak, Tomislav

Izvornik
Journal of Applied Health Sciences (1849-8361) 2 (2016), 1; 5-14

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
hearing impairment ; quality of life ; social support ; hearing aids

Sažetak
Background: The deterioration of hearing impairment reduces quality of life (QOL). There is evidence confirming the existence of a positive relationship between social support and subjective QOL. Aim: To examine the subjective QOL of people with severe hearing impairment in relation to the use of hearing aids and perceived social support. Methods: The study included 155 members of Associations of Deaf and Hard of Hearing from Osijek and Zagreb. Data were collected during October and November 2011. Multidimensional approach was used to measure QOL applying the following instruments: Personal Wellbeing Index ‒ Adult (PWI), Scales of Perceived Social Support (SPSS), and Socio-Demographic Health Questionnaire. Results: The average score on the SPSS was 200, 06 (SD= 39, 01). Most social support was received from family members (M= 101, 74 ; SD= 24, 73). Descriptive analysis of PWI and QOL domain showed low PWI score (M= 56, 64 ; SD = 18, 78), the highest satisfaction with close relationships (intimacy) (M = 6, 64 ; SD= 2, 44), and the lowest with future security (M= 4, 85 ; SD= 2, 53). The highest correlation was obtained between close relationships and total social support (r= 0, 626 ; p< 0, 01), and the lowest between material well-being and social support of the family (r=0, 282 ; p < 0, 01). Social support was the strongest significant predictor of overall QOL (explaining 22% of variance of QOL). Those using hearing aids had statistically significant higher scores in total QOL, as well as in health, close relationships, safety domains, and in social support. Conclusion: This study shows that use of hearing aids results in higher perceived social support which is the strongest predictor of overall QOL.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Psihologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove:
Hrvatski zavod za javno zdravstvo,
Filozofski fakultet, Osijek,
Psihijatrijska bolnica "Sveti Ivan" Zagreb

Profili:

Avatar Url Tomislav Benjak (autor)

Avatar Url Gorka Vuletić (autor)

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Lovretić, Vanja; Pongrac, Ksenija; Vuletić, Gorka; Benjak, Tomislav
Role of social support in quality of life of people with hearing impairment // Journal of Applied Health Sciences, 2 (2016), 1; 5-14 doi:10.24141/1/2/1/1 (recenziran, članak, znanstveni)
Lovretić, V., Pongrac, K., Vuletić, G. & Benjak, T. (2016) Role of social support in quality of life of people with hearing impairment. Journal of Applied Health Sciences, 2 (1), 5-14 doi:10.24141/1/2/1/1.
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@article{article, year = {2016}, pages = {5-14}, DOI = {10.24141/1/2/1/1}, keywords = {hearing impairment, quality of life, social support, hearing aids}, journal = {Journal of Applied Health Sciences}, doi = {10.24141/1/2/1/1}, volume = {2}, number = {1}, issn = {1849-8361}, title = {Role of social support in quality of life of people with hearing impairment}, keyword = {hearing impairment, quality of life, social support, hearing aids} }

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