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Applying theories of health behaviour and change to hearing health research: time for a new approach

Coulson, Neil S.; Ferguson, Melanie A.; Henshaw, Helen; Heffernan, Eithne

Authors

Melanie A. Ferguson melanie.ferguson@nottingham.ac.uk

Eithne Heffernan



Abstract

Objective:
In recent years, there has been an increase in the application of behavioural models, such as social cognition models, to the promotion of hearing health. Despite this, there exists a well-developed body of literature that suggests such models may fail to consistently explain reliable amounts of variability in human behaviours.
Design:
This paper provides a summary of this research across selected models of health-related behaviour, outlining the current state of the evidence.
Results:
Recent work in the field of behaviour change is presented together with commentary on the design and reporting of behaviour change interventions.
Conclusions:
We propose that attempts to use unreliable models to explain and predict hearing health behaviours should now be replaced by work which integrates the latest in behaviour change science, such as the Behaviour Change Wheel and Theoretical Domains Framework.

Citation

Coulson, N. S., Ferguson, M. A., Henshaw, H., & Heffernan, E. (in press). Applying theories of health behaviour and change to hearing health research: time for a new approach. International Journal of Audiology, 55(sup3), https://doi.org/10.3109/14992027.2016.1161851

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 2, 2016
Online Publication Date May 3, 2016
Deposit Date Nov 14, 2016
Publicly Available Date Nov 14, 2016
Journal International Journal of Audiology
Print ISSN 1499-2027
Electronic ISSN 1708-8186
Publisher Taylor & Francis Open
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 55
Issue sup3
Article Number S99-S104
DOI https://doi.org/10.3109/14992027.2016.1161851
Keywords Audiology, behaviour change, hearing research, health belief model, theory of planned behaviour, trans-theoretical model
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/38701
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/14992027.2016.1161851
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

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Copyright Statement
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0





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