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The effect of hearing augmentation on cognitive assessment scores: a pilot crossover randomized controlled trial

Ibrahim, Amirah Fatin and Lim Abdullah, Khatijah and Zilany, Muhammad Shamsul Arefeen and Zaidon, Ahmad Zuhair and Ong, Siew Hui and Tan, Maw Pin (2016) The effect of hearing augmentation on cognitive assessment scores: a pilot crossover randomized controlled trial. In: International Conference for Innovation in Biomedical Engineering and Life Sciences, ICIBEL 2015, 6th-8th Dec 2015, Putrajaya.

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Abstract

This randomized cross-over pilot study aimed to evaluate the effect of hearing augmentation on cognitive assessment scores and duration to complete cognitive assessment among the elderly in-patients in a teaching hospital. A hearing amplifier was used for hearing augmentation and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) test was used to assess cognition. Seventy one patients were allocated into Group A (n=33) or Group B (n=38) using block randomization. There was no significant difference in total MoCA scores with and without hearing augmentation (p = 0.622). There was a significant improvement in the total scores on the second test that suggests a learning effect (p < 0.05). There was also no significant difference in time taken to complete cognitive assessment with and without hearing augmentation (p = 0.879). Similar statistical tests performed on a subgroup of patients with hearing impairment did not reveal significant results. The results of this study will now inform a larger randomized controlled study evaluating the use of hearing amplifiers as cost-effective solutions to hearing impairment in our older population.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 6660/46937
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dementia, Cognition, Aged, Hearing augmentation, Hearing impairment
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA164 Bioengineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Special Care Nursing
Depositing User: ms amirah fatin ibrahim
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2020 10:04
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2020 10:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46937

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