The aim of the study was to test whether acquired hearing loss (AHL)-related perceived disability mediates the association between AHL and psychological outcomes, including anger. Two-hundred ninety-seven consecutive outpatients with AHL assessed by pure tone average (PTA) loss completed the following: Hearing Handicap Inventory for Adults (HHIA), State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2 (STAXI-2), Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI), Diagnostic Criteria for Use in Psychosomatic Research (DCPR), and Social Functioning Questionnaire. In the sample, composed of 44.5% males with a mean age of 53.8 and a mean PTA of 30.7, AHL was associated to perceived hearing handicap, also correlating to all psychological measures except DCPR demoralization. Associations were stronger between the HHIA-Emotional Subscale, STAXI-2 State Anger and Feeling Angry, and BSI-Somatization, Interpersonal Sensitivity, Depression, and Psychoticism. Perceived disability predicted the presence of almost all psychosocial outcomes and confirms to be the most significant target of clinical action.

Acquired Hearing Loss, Anger, and Emotional Distress: The Mediating Role of Perceived Disability / Ferrari, Silvia; Monzani, Daniele; Gherpelli, Chiara; Mackinnon, Andrew; Mongelli, Francesca; Federici, Gaia; Forghieri, Matilde; Galeazzi, Gian Maria. - In: JOURNAL OF NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASE. - ISSN 0022-3018. - 207:6(2019), pp. 459-466. [10.1097/NMD.0000000000000995]

Acquired Hearing Loss, Anger, and Emotional Distress: The Mediating Role of Perceived Disability

Ferrari, Silvia
;
Monzani, Daniele;Gherpelli, Chiara;Mongelli, Francesca;FEDERICI, GAIA;Forghieri, Matilde;Galeazzi, Gian Maria
2019

Abstract

The aim of the study was to test whether acquired hearing loss (AHL)-related perceived disability mediates the association between AHL and psychological outcomes, including anger. Two-hundred ninety-seven consecutive outpatients with AHL assessed by pure tone average (PTA) loss completed the following: Hearing Handicap Inventory for Adults (HHIA), State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2 (STAXI-2), Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI), Diagnostic Criteria for Use in Psychosomatic Research (DCPR), and Social Functioning Questionnaire. In the sample, composed of 44.5% males with a mean age of 53.8 and a mean PTA of 30.7, AHL was associated to perceived hearing handicap, also correlating to all psychological measures except DCPR demoralization. Associations were stronger between the HHIA-Emotional Subscale, STAXI-2 State Anger and Feeling Angry, and BSI-Somatization, Interpersonal Sensitivity, Depression, and Psychoticism. Perceived disability predicted the presence of almost all psychosocial outcomes and confirms to be the most significant target of clinical action.
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Acquired Hearing Loss, Anger, and Emotional Distress: The Mediating Role of Perceived Disability / Ferrari, Silvia; Monzani, Daniele; Gherpelli, Chiara; Mackinnon, Andrew; Mongelli, Francesca; Federici, Gaia; Forghieri, Matilde; Galeazzi, Gian Maria. - In: JOURNAL OF NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASE. - ISSN 0022-3018. - 207:6(2019), pp. 459-466. [10.1097/NMD.0000000000000995]
Ferrari, Silvia; Monzani, Daniele; Gherpelli, Chiara; Mackinnon, Andrew; Mongelli, Francesca; Federici, Gaia; Forghieri, Matilde; Galeazzi, Gian Maria
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