Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Tipo di prodottoArticolo in rivista
TitoloeHealth and the Hearing Aid Adult Patient Journey: A State-of-the-Art Review
Anno di pubblicazione2018
Autore/iPaglialonga A., Cleveland Nielsen A., Ingo E., Barr C., Laplante-Levesque A.
Affiliazioni autoriPaglialonga A.: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni (IEIIT); Cleveland Nielsen A.: Eriksholm Research Centre, Oticon A/S, Snekkersten, Denmark; Ingo E.: Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden; Barr C.: Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, University of Melbourne, Australia; Laplante-Lévesque A.: Eriksholm Research Centre, Oticon A/S, Snekkersten, Denmark &: Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden & Oticon Medical, Nice, France.
Autori CNR e affiliazioni
  • inglese
AbstractThe number and variety of eHealth services for adults and older adults who use hearing aids (HAs) are growing rapidly. This area holds promise to increase cost-efficiency, enable better access to care, and improve patient outcomes and satisfaction. Despite the increasing interest in this field, an up to date picture of recent research in the area of eHealth for adults with HAs is lacking. In this state-of-the-art review we assessed the literature from the past decade about eHealth use in the HA adult patient journey. Systematic searches were conducted in CINAHL, PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science. A total of 34 peer-reviewed empirical records were identified from the searches and from the reference lists of searched records. Records were characterized based on: eHealth platform (i.e.: offline, Internet-based, or mobile based), service (i.e.: education & information, screening & assessment, hearing rehabilitation, or general (tele-audiology)), and phase of the patient journey (i.e.: pre-fitting, fitting, or post-fitting). The review highlighted a growing interest in the field, as revealed by an increasing trend over the search period, from 2 records in 2009-10 up to 17 records in 2015-16. Internet-based platforms were the most frequently used (present in more than half of the included records), with a stable trend in the period. About one third of the records introduced services over offline platforms, whereas mobile-based platforms were used only in 6 out of 34 records, suggesting that the clinical uptake of mobile services is still limited compared to more mature offline and Internet-based platforms. Most of the eHealth services observed were related to the areas of education & information (42.5%) and hearing rehabilitation (40.4%), whereas 10.7% were related to screening & assessment, and 6.4% to general tele-audiology services. Many services covered different phases of the patient journey, especially the fitting and post-fitting phases. Overall, this review showed that the field of eHealth in the context of HA rehabilitation in adults has grown in the recent past. Research is still needed to increase the uptake and efficacy of eHealth in clinical practice, especially in terms of technology developments, technical and clinical validation, and optimization of strategies for service delivery.
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RivistaBioMedical engineering online (Online)
Attiva dal 2002
Editore: BioMed Central, - London
Paese di pubblicazione: Regno Unito
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 1475-925X
Titolo chiave: BioMedical engineering online (Online)
Titolo proprio: Biomedical engineering online (Online)
Titolo abbreviato: Biomed. eng. online (Online)
Numero volume della rivista17
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Verificato da refereeSì: Internazionale
Stato della pubblicazionePreprint
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Parole chiaveeHealth, hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing rehabilitation, mHealth, state-of-the-art review
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Data di accettazione19/07/2018
Note/Altre informazioniReview article; Part of the Special Issue "Trends in e-Health and m-Health: Technology developments for improved healthcare"
Strutture CNR
  • IEIIT — Istituto di elettronica e di ingegneria dell'informazione e delle telecomunicazioni
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  • Paglialonga et al., eHealth and the Hearing Aid Adult Patient Journey: A State-of-the-Art Review
    Descrizione: Published version