Factors influencing pursuit of hearing evaluation: Enhancing the health belief model with perceived burden from hearing loss on communication partners.

@article{Schulz2016FactorsIP,
  title={Factors influencing pursuit of hearing evaluation: Enhancing the health belief model with perceived burden from hearing loss on communication partners.},
  author={Kristine A Schulz and Naomi N. Modeste and Jerry W Lee and Rhonda Sue Roberts and Gabrielle H. Saunders and David L. Witsell},
  journal={International journal of audiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={55 Suppl 3},
  pages={
          S69-78
        }
}
OBJECTIVE There is limited application of health behavior-based theoretical models in hearing healthcare, yet other fields utilizing these models have shown their value in affecting behavior change. The health belief model (HBM) has demonstrated appropriateness for hearing research. This study assessed factors that influence an individual with suspected hearing loss to pursue clinical evaluation, with a focus on perceived burden of hearing loss on communication partners, using the HBM as a… CONTINUE READING
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