Revised Conceptual Framework of Parent-to-Parent Support for Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Modified Delphi Study Background A scoping review of the literature was conducted, resulting in the development of a conceptual framework of parent-to-parent support for parents with children who are Deaf or hard of hearing. This is the 2nd stage of a dual-stage scoping review. Purpose This study sought stakeholder opinion and ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 2016
Revised Conceptual Framework of Parent-to-Parent Support for Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Modified Delphi Study
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Rebecca J. Henderson
    Health & Rehabilitation Sciences Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Andrew M. Johnson
    Health & Rehabilitation Sciences Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Sheila T. Moodie
    Health & Rehabilitation Sciences Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    National Centre for Audiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication.
    Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication. ×
  • Correspondence to Sheila T. Moodie: sheila@nca.uwo.ca
  • Editor and Associate Editor: Larry Humes
    Editor and Associate Editor: Larry Humes×
Article Information
Hearing Disorders / Research Articles
Research Article   |   June 01, 2016
Revised Conceptual Framework of Parent-to-Parent Support for Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Modified Delphi Study
American Journal of Audiology, June 2016, Vol. 25, 110-126. doi:10.1044/2016_AJA-15-0059
History: Received September 21, 2015 , Revised December 21, 2015 , Accepted December 28, 2015
 
American Journal of Audiology, June 2016, Vol. 25, 110-126. doi:10.1044/2016_AJA-15-0059
History: Received September 21, 2015; Revised December 21, 2015; Accepted December 28, 2015

Background A scoping review of the literature was conducted, resulting in the development of a conceptual framework of parent-to-parent support for parents with children who are Deaf or hard of hearing. This is the 2nd stage of a dual-stage scoping review.

Purpose This study sought stakeholder opinion and feedback with an aim to achieve consensus on the constructs, components, and design of the initial conceptual framework.

Research Design A modified electronic Delphi study was completed with 21 handpicked experts from 7 countries who have experience in provision, research, or experience in the area of parent-to-parent support. Participants completed an online questionnaire using an 11-point Likert scale (strongly disagree to strongly agree) and open-ended questions to answer various questions related to the descriptor terms, definitions, constructs, components, and overall design of the framework.

Results Participant responses led to the revision of the original conceptual framework.

Conclusion The findings from this dual-stage scoping review and electronic Delphi study provide a conceptual framework that defines the vital contribution of parents in Early Hearing Detection and Intervention programs that will be a useful addition to these programs.

Acknowledgments
Funding for this work was provided by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services, awarded to Sheila T. Moodie. We are indebted to the panel of experts for their participation and contributions.
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