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dc.contributor.authorBennett, RJ
dc.contributor.authorFletcher, S
dc.contributor.authorConway, N
dc.contributor.authorBarr, C
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-17T03:20:32Z
dc.date.available2020-11-17T03:20:32Z
dc.date.issued2020-05-14
dc.identifierpii: 10.1186/s12875-020-01157-2
dc.identifier.citationBennett, R. J., Fletcher, S., Conway, N. & Barr, C. (2020). The role of the general practitioner in managing age-related hearing loss: perspectives of general practitioners, patients and practice staff. BMC FAMILY PRACTICE, 21 (1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12875-020-01157-2.
dc.identifier.issn1471-2296
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/251476
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: For people with hearing loss, the General Practitioner (GP) can play an instrumental role in early detection of hearing loss as well as guiding appropriate and timely choices for addressing hearing concerns. The aim of this study was to generate a conceptual framework for understanding the role of the GP in managing age-related hearing loss. METHODS: Concept mapping techniques were used to gather the perspectives of GPs (n = 8), adults with hearing loss (n = 22), and professionals working with GPs (n = 5), in Australia. Participants generated statements describing the role of the GP in managing age-related hearing loss, and then grouped the statements to identify key themes, via an online portal. RESULTS: Ninety-eight items describing the role of the GP in managing age-related hearing loss were identified across six concepts: 1) Determine - Diagnose - Discuss, 2) Ask - Assess - Act, 3) Know - Refer - Coordinate, 4) Inform - Advise - Partner, 5) Educate - Strategise - Encourage, 6) Reassure - Support - Empower. CONCLUSIONS: The role of the GP in managing age-related hearing loss is multifaceted and requires partnership that motivates and empowers patients' to overcome their hearing concerns. Enlisting the help of Practice Nurses, Practice Managers and local audiologists could help GPs improve their hearing loss detection and intervention rates.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherBMC
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleThe role of the general practitioner in managing age-related hearing loss: perspectives of general practitioners, patients and practice staff
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s12875-020-01157-2
melbourne.affiliation.departmentGeneral Practice
melbourne.source.titleBMC Family Practice
melbourne.source.volume21
melbourne.source.issue1
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1449614
melbourne.contributor.authorFletcher, Susan
melbourne.contributor.authorBarr, Caitlin
dc.identifier.eissn1471-2296
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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