Victoria Owen

University of Nottingham, Nottigham, England, United Kingdom

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Publications (3)2.85 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Tinnitus is a condition that is difficult to treat, and treatment outcomes are difficult to measure. The majority of people who experience tinnitus are not troubled by it; however, the troubled minority are referred by an otorhinolaryngologist for specialist clinic help. The aim of this study was to investigate how the impact of tinnitus changes following attendance at a tinnitus clinic and to find out how acceptable the questionnaires used were for measuring recovery. Fifty-seven tinnitus sufferers completed three questionnaires covering the characteristics of tinnitus, and its effect on daily life, quality of life, and quality of family life, before and after treatment at the Nottingham Tinnitus Clinic. Questionnaires were answered at patients' homes while they were on the waiting list to attend the clinic, and again 1 year after their first attendance. Measures of functional and social handicap were significantly reduced following attendance at the clinic (mean change in functional handicap=13%, p El acúfeno es una condición difícil de tratar y con resultados del tratamiento difíciles de medir. Las mayor parte de la gente que experimenta un acúfeno no está perturbada por éste: sin embargo, la minoría que sí está perturbada es referida por un otorrinolaringólogo para recibir ayuda clínica especializada. El propósito de este estudio fue investigar cómo cambia el impacto del acúfeno luego de asistir a un clínica de acúfeno y de conocer cuán aceptable es el cuestionario utilizado para medir la recuperación. Cincuenta y siete pacientes con acúfeno completaron tres cuestionarios que cubrían las características del acúfeno y sus efectos sobre la vida diaria, la calidad de vida y la calidad de vida famliar, antes y después del tratamiento en la Clínica de Acúfeno de Nottingham. Los cuestionarios fueron contestados en las casas de los pacientes mientras éstos estaban en la lista de espera de la clínica, y de nuevo, un an˜o después de la primera cita. Las medidas de impedimento funcional y social se redujeron significativamente luego de asistir a la clínica (cambio medio en impedimento funcional=13%, p
    International Journal of Audiology 01/2004; 43(7):410-416. DOI:10.1080/14992020400050052 · 1.43 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Tinnitus is a condition that is difficult to treat, and treatment outcomes are difficult to measure The majority of people who experience tinnitus are not troubled by it; however, the troubled minority are referred by an otorhinolaryngologist for specialist clinic help. The aim of this study was to investigate how the impact of tinnitus changes following attendance at a tinnitus clinic and to find out how acceptable the questionnaires used were for measuring recovery. Fifty-seven tinnitus sufferers completed three questionnaires covering the characteristics of tinnitus, and its effect on daily life, quality of life, and quality of family life, before and after treatment at the Nottingham Tinnitus Clinic. Questionnaires were answered at patients' homes while they were on the waiting list to attend the clinic, and again I year after their first attendance. Measures of functional and social handicap were significantly reduced following attendance at the clinic (mean change in functional handicap = 13%, p<0.01, and mean change in social handicap = 8%, p<0.01). Quality of life was significantly better after treatment at the clinic (mean visual analog scale difference = 6.5%, p = 0.01). We conclude that attendance at the Nottingham Tinnitus Clinic had a positive effect on the impact of tinnitus on patients and their families, and that the questionnaires gave an accurate measure of patient distress.
    International Journal of Audiology 01/2004; 43(7):410-6. · 1.43 Impact Factor
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34 Citations
2.85 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2004
    • University of Nottingham
      • Centre for Sports Medicine
      Nottigham, England, United Kingdom