International survey of audiologists during the COVID-19 pandemic : effects on mental well-being of audiologists

Show simple item record Bennett, Rebecca J. Manchaiah, Vinaya Eikelboom, Robert H. Badcock, Johanna C. Swanepoel, De Wet 2022-04-07T07:38:30Z 2022
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dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE : The aim of the study was to examine the mental well-being of audiologists in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. DESIGN : A cross-sectional online survey was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic, between 23 June and 13 August 2020. A self-report survey included screening measures for psychological distress (PHQ-4: anxiety and depression) and loneliness (UCLA-3). STUDY SAMPLE : 239 audiologists from around the world. RESULTS : The prevalence of psychological distress was 12.1% (subscales for anxiety 16.3% and depression 10.4%), and loneliness 32.2%. Depression and loneliness were higher in those participants self-reporting perceived job insecurity, with psychological distress (anxiety and depression) higher in those from South Africa. Accessibility to Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) appears to be a protective factor. CONCLUSIONS : Well-being interventions, such as EAPS, are needed to support audiologists during challenging times like the COVID-19 pandemic. en_ZA
dc.description.department Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2022-07-22
dc.description.librarian am2022 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Rebecca J. Bennett, Vinay Manchaiah, Robert H. Eikelboom, Johanna C. Badcock & De Wet Swanapoel (2022) International survey of audiologists during the COVID-19 pandemic: effects on mental well-being of audiologists, International Journal of Audiology, 61:4, 273-282, DOI: 10.1080/14992027.2021.1944675. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1499-2027 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1708-8186 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/14992027.2021.1944675
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_ZA
dc.rights © 2021 British Society of Audiology, International Society of Audiology, and Nordic Audiological Society. This is an electronic version of an article published in International Journal of Audiology, vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 273-282, 2022. doi : 10.1080/14992027.2021.1944675. International Journal of Audiology is available online at : en_ZA
dc.subject Psychological well-being en_ZA
dc.subject Depression en_ZA
dc.subject Anxiety en_ZA
dc.subject Loneliness en_ZA
dc.subject Audiologist en_ZA
dc.subject Audiology en_ZA
dc.title International survey of audiologists during the COVID-19 pandemic : effects on mental well-being of audiologists en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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