The overall aim of this research was to develop and deliver recommendations on evidence-based outcome measures for implementation of a client outcomes-focussed program for those receiving hearing devices in order to measure the success and cost effectiveness of the Hearing Services Program.
A variety of outcome measures are currently used for the assessment of hearing rehabilitation. However, there is to date no consensus about which outcome measures should be used, when they should be applied, and how they should be collected. This study aimed to seek views and consensus from a range of key stakeholders to define which standardised client-centred outcome measures should be used, when they should be used, and how they should be delivered, in a national Australian publicly-funded hearing rehabilitation scheme. In addition, the study aimed to identify current and future potential mechanisms and systems to standardise the collection of data and reporting of outcomes, to enable comparison across clients and hearing service providers.
This study aimed to assess and understand, using a retrospective mixed-methods design:
This project aimed to understand why hearing service staff use or refuse connected hearing health services; to attempt to optimise the use of several existing services based on this understanding; and to explore trends in connected health and technology that might help shape the development, trial, and implementation of future connected hearing health services.
Patient- and family-centered care has been shown to improve outcomes across a range of health conditions. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of interventions to improve the patient- and family-centeredness of care (PFCIs) on the effectiveness of care of young adults (16–25) with chronic health conditions. Preliminary evidence suggests that PFCIs were associated with improvements in the self-efficacy of young people with chronic health conditions. However, there were very few identified studies, and those that were identified were primarily in the field of mental health, requiring ongoing further research.
The aim of this systematic review was to collect and interpretatively synthesise this literature to generate a conceptual understanding of PFCC in this age group. There is agreement among young adult patients and families about what constitutes PFCC in a chronic disease setting, independent of the aetiology of the pathological process. Patients and families also have strong feelings about how practitioners can achieve PFCC in practice. These findings have implications for the delivery of health services to young adults living with chronic disease and their family members.