Short Course  |   June 2006
The Application of Self-Efficacy Principles to Audiologic Rehabilitation: A Tutorial
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Sherri L. Smith
    James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN
    East Tennessee State University, Johnson City
  • Robin Lea West
    Center for Gerontological Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Contact author: Sherri L. Smith, James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Audiology-126, Mountain Home, TN 37684. Email: sherri.smith@med.va.gov
  • © 2006 American Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Article Information
Hearing Disorders / Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Audiologic / Aural Rehabilitation / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions
Short Course   |   June 2006
The Application of Self-Efficacy Principles to Audiologic Rehabilitation: A Tutorial
American Journal of Audiology, June 2006, Vol. 15, 46-56. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2006/006)
History: Received May 31, 2005 , Revised January 5, 2006 , Accepted February 9, 2006
 
American Journal of Audiology, June 2006, Vol. 15, 46-56. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2006/006)
History: Received May 31, 2005; Revised January 5, 2006; Accepted February 9, 2006

Purpose: The purpose of this tutorial is to provide a comprehensive overview of the self-efficacy framework and its application to audiologic rehabilitation.

Method: A literature review was conducted on self-efficacy and its relevance to successful interventions in several health domains. Specific recommendations were presented for audiologic rehabilitation procedures that will enhance self-efficacy.

Conclusions: As is the case in other health domains, clinical intervention by audiologists will be more effective when incorporating a self-efficacy framework in the audiologic rehabilitation process.

Acknowledgments
This work was supported by Research Career Development Award C3529V, sponsored by the Veterans Affirs Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, Washington, DC, to the first author. The authors wish to thank Richard H. Wilson, PhD, for his helpful comments and suggestions during the preparation of this article, portions of which were presented at the Second International Adult Aural Rehabilitation Conference, The Hearing Foundation, Portland, ME, May 2003, and at the American Academy of Audiology Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2004.
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