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Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Social Isolation Measure (SIM) in adults with hearing loss (2019)
Journal Article
Heffernan, E., Habib, A., & Ferguson, M. (2019). Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Social Isolation Measure (SIM) in adults with hearing loss. International Journal of Audiology, 58(1), 45-52. doi:10.1080/14992027.2018.1533257

This study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of a brief, hearing-specific outcome measure: the Social Isolation Measure (SIM). In Phase 1, adults with hearing loss were invited to complete an online survey that contained the SIM, a hearin... Read More

Applying theories of health behaviour and change to hearing health research: time for a new approach (2016)
Journal Article
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), doi:10.3109/14992027.2016.1161851

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 m... Read More