بررسی ارتباط میان رضایتمندی از خدمات شنوایی شناسی و سطح اضطراب والدین کودکان کم شنوا
سیده ریحانه امینی، محمد کمالی، حسن عشایری، فرنوش جاراللهی
Audiology service satisfaction and level of anxiety in parents with hearing-impaired children
Seyedeh Reyhaneh Amini1 – Mohammad Kamali1 – Hassan Ashayeri2 – Farnoush Jarollahi3
1- Department of Rehabilitaion Management, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences,
2- Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
3- Department of Audiology, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Received: 1 August 2010, accepted: 31 December 2010
Background and Aim: Hearing-impaired children make a lot of stress for the parents. Providing the
parents of these children with suitable consultation and rehabilitation services results in increased
satisfaction and reduced anxiety level. In this study we investigated the relationship between audiology
service satisfaction and level of anxiety in parents of hearing-impaired children.
Methods: Seventy-five parents of hearing-impaired children, whose problem was diagnosed during
the last year, participated in the study. The mothers were interviewed using satisfaction and anxiety
Results: There was no association between level of service satisfaction and parental state and trait
anxiety level; however, the group with a higher level of satisfaction (score 64-90) recorded a lower
anxiety score (0-20). There was also a significant association between parental state and trait anxiety
level (p<0.001). Considering the demographic data, only the living place (Tehran compared with other
provinces) showed a significant association with satisfaction and anxiety levels; people living in small
provinces had a significantly less satisfaction level (p=0.002) and a more anxiety score (p=0.017).
Conclusion: Lack of durability of services was the concern of people living in small provinces which
resulted in being more anxious and less satisfied.
Keywords: Hearing-impaired children, audiology services, anxiety, satisfaction, questionnaire