publication . Article . 2015

Living with Hearing Loss: Psychosocial Impact and the Role of Social Support

Veiga, S. M.; Alexandre, J. D.; Esteves, F.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 23 May 2015
  • Publisher: MedCrave Group
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
Background: Hearing loss is one of the most common diseases affecting older occupying the 10th place among the diseases with greatest influence in human life conditions, and in Portugal it is considered the 5th main cause of suffering in this population. Objectives: The present study was designed to evaluate the psychosocial impact (daily activities, social activities, general emotional state) of this disease as a function of the hearing loss degree (mild, moderate or severe)On the other hand, considering the protector role that social support (instrumental and informational) can play in chronic diseases, we analyzed the moderation role of variable in the relati...
Subjects
free text keywords: Aging, Hearing loss, Social support, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Medicine, business.industry, business, Clinical psychology, Audiology, medicine.medical_specialty, Distress, medicine.symptom, Psychosocial, Disease, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Activities of daily living
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Funded by
FCT| UID/PSI/03125/2013
Project
UID/PSI/03125/2013
Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
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