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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215374/collaboration-with-deaf-communities-to-conduct-accessible-health-surveillance
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Steven L Barnett, Kelly A Matthews, Erika J Sutter, Lori A DeWindt, Jacqueline A Pransky, Amanda M O'Hearn, Tamala M David, Robert Q Pollard, Vincent J Samar, Thomas A Pearson
INTRODUCTION: Populations of deaf sign language users experience health disparities unmeasured by current public health surveillance. Population-specific health data are necessary to collaboratively identify health priorities and evaluate interventions. Standardized, reproducible, and language-concordant data collection in sign language is impossible via written or telephone surveys. METHODS: Deaf and hearing researchers, community members, and other stakeholders developed a broad computer-based health survey based on the telephone-administered Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System...
March 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100557/dual-sensory-impairment-in-special-schools-in-south-eastern-nigeria
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Ada E Aghaji, Richard Bowman, Vincent C Ofoegbu, Andrew Smith
In a cross-sectional study to determine the magnitude of dual sensory impairment (DSI-combined hearing and vision loss) in children in single-disability special education schools, children in schools for the blind and schools for the deaf in four states in South-East Nigeria were examined by an ophthalmologist and otorhinolaryngologist to determine the level of their disability and to identify other disabilities if any. Participants were all students with childhood blindness or childhood deafness. The magnitude and causes of DSI and the burden of undetected DSI were the main outcome measures...
February 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073077/hypertext-comprehension-of-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-students-and-students-with-specific-language-impairment
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Helen Blom, Eliane Segers, Daan Hermans, Harry Knoors, Ludo Verhoeven
This paper provides insight into the reading comprehension of hierarchically structured hypertexts within D/HH students and students with SLI. To our knowledge, it is the first study on hypertext comprehension in D/HH students and students with SLI, and it also considers the role of working memory. We compared hypertext versus linear text comprehension in D/HH students and students with SLI versus younger students without language problems who had a similar level of decoding and vocabulary. The results demonstrated no difference in text comprehension between the hierarchically structured hypertext and the linear text...
January 7, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056265/-a-cohort-study-on-occupational-noise-induced-hearing-loss-in-workers-at-an-iron-and-steel-plant
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S F Yu, G S Chen, J Jiao, G Z Gu, H L Zhang, X M Wang, W H Zhou, H Wu, Y H Li, Y X Zheng
Objective: To analyze the incidence rate of occupational noise-induced hearing loss in noise-exposed workers in an iron and steel plant from 2006 to 2015. Methods: Using a cohort study method, workers exposed to occupational noise from Jan 1, 2006 to Dec 12, 2015 were followed up and the pure tone hearing test was conducted. In total, 6 297 subjects completed two or more physical checks and the pure tone hearing test and were included in the analysis. The noise exposure level at the workplace and the equivalent continuous A-weighted sound pressure level for workers was monitored and the cumulative noise exposure dose was evaluated...
January 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012515/the-utility-of-early-developmental-assessments-on-understanding-later-nonverbal-iq-in-children-who-are-deaf-or-hard-of-hearing
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Jareen Meinzen-Derr, Susan Wiley, Jannel Phillips, Mekibib Altaye, Daniel I Choo
OBJECTIVE: In children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH), it is helpful to have meaningful early measures of development in order to provide effective interventions and offer benchmarks that help recognize varied developmental trajectories. The main objective of this study was to compare results of an early developmental assessment prior to 3 years of age to later nonverbal IQ assessed between 3 and 6 years of age in children who are DHH. METHODS: This study included children 3-6 years of age with bilateral permanent hearing who were enrolled in a prospective cohort study on developmental outcomes...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927685/influences-on-facial-emotion-recognition-in-deaf-children
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Francesc Sidera, Anna Amadó, Laura Martínez
This exploratory research is aimed at studying facial emotion recognition abilities in deaf children and how they relate to linguistic skills and the characteristics of deafness. A total of 166 participants (75 deaf) aged 3-8 years were administered the following tasks: facial emotion recognition, naming vocabulary and cognitive ability. The children's teachers or speech therapists also responded to two questionnaires, one on children's linguistic-communicative skills and the other providing personal information...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881483/preliminary-evidence-assessing-social-emotional-competences-in-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-infants-and-toddlers-using-a-new-parent-questionnaire
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Manfred Hintermair, Klaus Sarimski, Markus Lang
Social-emotional competences are an important developmental domain for deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children and early diagnosis of problems is needed to ensure that DHH children receive appropriate support in this domain. In order to explore the usefulness of an instrument, which was recently developed for very young children, two studies in DHH infants and toddlers were conducted from Germany using the Social-Emotional Assessment/Evaluation Measure (Squires et al. (2013). Social-Emotional Assessment/Evaluation Measure (SEAM) Baltimore, ML: Brooks)...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881482/the-significance-of-deaf-identity-for-psychological-well-being
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Madeleine Chapman, Jesper Dammeyer
Research has paid attention to how deaf identity affects life outcomes such as psychological well-being. However, studies are often carried out with small samples and without controlling for other variables. This study examined how different forms of identity-deaf, hearing, bicultural (deaf and hearing), and marginal (neither deaf nor hearing)-were associated with levels of psychological well-being and a number of other variables. The sample was 742 adults with hearing loss in Denmark. The study found that those with a deaf, hearing or bicultural identity had significantly higher levels of psychological well-being than those with a marginal identity...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818398/early-identification-of-infants-and-toddlers-with-deafblindness
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Tanni L Anthony
Data from the 2014 National Center on Deaf-Blindness Count show that fewer than 100 infants and toddlers are currently identified with deaf-blindness across the United States and that identification rates for this population vary greatly from state to state. The author presents a key rationale for timely and accurate identification of early-onset deafblindness and of the challenges involved in current early identification practices. Health and educational providers play a vital role in efforts to understand the impact of deafblindness on early development, high-risk conditions, and diagnoses associated with pediatric deafblindness, as well as the warning signs of early-onset hearing and vision loss...
2016: American Annals of the Deaf
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797568/deaf-people-s-help-seeking-following-trauma-experiences-with-and-recommendations-for-the-massachusetts-behavioral-health-care-system
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Melissa L Anderson, Kelly S Wolf Craig, Douglas M Ziedonis
OBJECTIVE: Deaf trauma survivors are one of the more underserved populations in behavioral health care and experience significant obstacles to seeking help. Repeated encounters with these barriers fuel negative perceptions and avoidance of behavioral health treatment. The current study sought to explore Deaf trauma survivors' help-seeking experiences and elicit their recommendations for improving Deaf behavioral health services in Massachusetts. METHOD: We conducted semistructured American Sign Language interviews with 16 trauma-exposed Deaf individuals that included questions from the Life Events Checklist and the PTSD Symptom Scale Interview and questions about Deaf individuals' help-seeking behaviors...
March 2017: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782973/giving-voice-to-all-patients-on-patients-at-the-margins-and-their-intention-and-perceived-ability-to-complain
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Torsten Oliver Salge, David Antons, Patrick Cichy, J Nils Foege, Julian Hannen, Antje S J Huetten
BACKGROUND: It is now widely established that health care organizations are well advised not only to identify and act upon the concerns of all patient groups but also to encourage and enable them to voice their concerns in the first place. That said, research has begun to reveal that patients differ substantially in their readiness to complain, with many deciding to remain silent even after experiencing severe adverse events. Little research has explored whether patients at the margins (e...
October 25, 2016: Health Care Management Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682579/occupational-safety-measures-and-morbidity-among-welders-in-vellore-southern-india
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Vijay Alexander, Kulandaipalayam Natarajan C Sindhu, Pradeep Zechariah, Abigail Veravolu Resu, Suryanarayan Rajendran Nair, Deepthi Kattula, Venkata Raghava Mohan, Reginald George Alex T
BACKGROUND: Welders in the unorganized occupational sector in the economically developing world are exposed to respiratory, skin, eye, ear, and neurological problems exacerbated by non-usage of personal protective equipment (PPE). OBJECTIVE: To study the frequency of health problems and the usage of PPE among welders in unorganized welding units in Vellore, India. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 150 welders to determine the frequency of skin, ear, eye, and respiratory morbidity and the usage of PPE...
October 2016: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619019/reading-skills-in-persian-deaf-children-with-cochlear-implants-and-hearing-aids
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Mohammad Rezaei, Vahid Rashedi, Esmaeil Khedmati Morasae
OBJECTIVES: Reading skills are necessary for educational development in children. Many studies have shown that children with hearing loss often experience delays in reading. This study aimed to examine reading skills of Persian deaf children with cochlear implant and hearing aid and compare them with normal hearing counterparts. METHOD: The sample consisted of 72 s and third grade Persian-speaking children aged 8-12 years. They were divided into three equal groups including 24 children with cochlear implant (CI), 24 children with hearing aid (HA), and 24 children with normal hearing (NH)...
October 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608372/benefits-of-simultaneous-bilateral-cochlear-implantation-on-verbal-reasoning-skills-in-prelingually-deaf-children
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Evi Jacobs, Margreet C Langereis, Johan H M Frijns, Rolien H Free, Andre Goedegebure, Cas Smits, Robert J Stokroos, Saskia A M Ariens-Meijer, Emmanuel A M Mylanus, Anneke M Vermeulen
BACKGROUND: Impaired auditory speech perception abilities in deaf children with hearing aids compromised their verbal intelligence enormously. The availability of unilateral cochlear implantation (CI) auditory speech perception and spoken vocabulary enabled them to reach near ageappropriate levels. This holds especially for children in spoken language environments. However, speech perception in complex listening situations and the acquisition of complex verbal skills remains difficult...
November 2016: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594054/bilingual-approach-to-online-cancer-genetics-education-for-deaf-american-sign-language-users-produces-greater-knowledge-and-confidence-than-english-text-only-a-randomized-study
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Christina G S Palmer, Patrick Boudreault, Barbara A Berman, Alicia Wolfson, Lionel Duarte, Vickie L Venne, Janet S Sinsheimer
INTRODUCTION: Deaf American Sign Language-users (ASL) have limited access to cancer genetics information they can readily understand, increasing risk for health disparities. We compared effectiveness of online cancer genetics information presented using a bilingual approach (ASL with English closed captioning) and a monolingual approach (English text). HYPOTHESIS: Bilingual modality would increase cancer genetics knowledge and confidence to create a family tree; education would interact with modality...
January 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27548284/dimensions-of-deaf-hard-of-hearing-and-hearing-adolescents-health-literacy-and-health-knowledge
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Scott R Smith, Vincent J Samar
Deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) adults have lower health literacy compared to hearing adults, but it is unclear whether this disparity also occurs in adolescence. We used the Health Literacy Skills Instrument-Short Form (HLSI-SF), Short Form of the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (S-TOFHLA), Comprehensive Heart Disease Knowledge Questionnaire (CHDKQ), and newly constructed interactive and critical health literacy survey items to quantify D/HH and hearing adolescents' health literacy. We adapted and translated survey materials into sign language and spoken English to reduce testing bias due to variable English language skills...
2016: Journal of Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27529904/final-priority-training-of-interpreters-for-individuals-who-are-deaf-or-hard-of-hearing-and-individuals-who-are-deaf-blind-program-final-priority
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The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a final priority under the Training of Interpreters for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind Program. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year 2016 and later years. We take this action to provide training and technical assistance to better prepare novice interpreters to become highly qualified, nationally certified sign language interpreters.
August 12, 2016: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27518131/moving-beyond-gdp-cost-effectiveness-of-cochlear-implantation-and-deaf-education-in-latin-america
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Susan D Emmett, Debara L Tucci, Ricardo F Bento, Juan M Garcia, Solaiman Juman, Juan A Chiossone-Kerdel, Ta J Liu, Patricia Castellanos de Muñoz, Alejandra Ullauri, Jose J Letort, Teresita Mansilla, Diana P Urquijo, Maria L Aparicio, Wenfeng Gong, Howard W Francis, James E Saunders
HYPOTHESIS: Cochlear implantation (CI) and deaf education are cost effective management strategies of childhood profound sensorineural hearing loss in Latin America. BACKGROUND: CI has been widely established as cost effective in North America and Europe and is considered standard of care in those regions, yet cost effectiveness in other economic environments has not been explored. With 80% of the global hearing loss burden existing in low- and middle-income countries, developing cost effective management strategies in these settings is essential...
September 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27511314/attitudes-toward-carrier-screening-and-prenatal-diagnosis-for-recessive-hereditary-deafness-among-the-educated-population-in-urban-china
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Xiaoli Fu, Yi Cai, Yechen Hu, Jisheng Liu, Tao Yang
Approximately 80% of hereditary deafness is recessive, in which case most mutation carriers were unaware of their carrier status. Though parental attitudes toward genetic testing and prenatal diagnosis are overall positive in those with deaf children, there is little information about that in the general population. To this end, we designed a self-completed questionnaire and distributed it in two colleges in Shanghai, China. A total of 975 completed surveys were returned in print or online forms. Our results showed that 98...
August 11, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27502527/delirium-in-elderly-patients-association-with-educational-attainment
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Sónia Martins, José Artur Paiva, Mário R Simões, Lia Fernandes
OBJECTIVE: Among cognitive reserve markers, educational attainment is the most widely studied, with several studies establishing a strong association with risk of dementia. However, it has not yet been fully examined in delirium. This study aims to analyse the relationship between educational attainment and delirium. METHODS: The study included elderly hospitalised patients admitted (≥48 h) into an intermediate care unit (IMCU) of Intensive Care Medicine Service...
August 9, 2016: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
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