Parent reported barriers and facilitators towards cochlear implantation – A systematic review: Barriers and facilitators in cochlear implantation

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Abstract

Context: Early identification and intervention of hearing loss at a young age leads to long term benefits from language, communication, social, educational and financial aspects. Cochlear implantation is a widely recommended rehabilitation option for hearing loss. The process of cochlear implantation is a long one and the role played by parents is crucial. Objective: The present systematic review was carried out with the aim of identifying the different parent reported barriers towards cochlear implantation. Data sources: PubMed, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Scopus and Cochrane Library. Study selection: Studies in parent reported barriers towards cochlear implantation screened and identified using 3 stages by 2 reviewers. Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool was used to carry out the quality appraisal of included studies. Data extraction: Outcome measures related to barriers and facilitators. Results: Nineteen studies were identified and included in the present review which discussed the parent reported barriers based on themes such as service delivery, social issues, time related, device/surgery, financial, child related and others. The different factors that facilitated the process included availability of resources, finances, child related and parental. Conclusion: The present review was a novel attempt at exploring the different parent reported barriers towards cochlear implantation. The facilitators, which can be used to overcome these barriers, will be useful for making the process smoother.

Original languageEnglish
Article number110163
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume136
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 09-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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