undergraduate thesis: Quality of life of Hong Kong children with hearing loss

TitleQuality of life of Hong Kong children with hearing loss
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Ng, L. [吳朗伊]. (2014). Quality of life of Hong Kong children with hearing loss. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractThe study investigated the effects of hearing loss on the children’s health-related quality of life in Hong Kong. Twenty-five hearing-impaired (HI) mainstream schools’ students, aged from 7 to 12 years old, and their caregivers as well as 40 normal hearing peers participated in the study. Participating students and caregivers were instructed to complete questionnaires of a generic quality of life measuring tool, the Chinese Kid version of KINDL^R. Results showed that the overall health-related quality of life ratings of HI children were not significantly different from those of their normal hearing peers. However, HI children had a significantly lower mean score in emotional well-being than their normal hearing peers. Besides the self-reported ratings were similar to the proxy ratings provided by caregivers. The findings contradicted with the hypothesis that HI children should have poorer quality of life than their normal hearing peers. Findings also suggested that caregivers had good understanding of their HI children’s quality of life. Management in improving the HI children’s emotional wellbeing in Hong Kong is suggested.
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
SubjectHong Kong - Quality of life - China
China - Hearing impaired children - Hong Kong
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/238937
HKU Library Item IDb5806530

 

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dc.contributor.authorNg, Long-yee-
dc.contributor.author吳朗伊-
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-23T23:30:43Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-23T23:30:43Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationNg, L. [吳朗伊]. (2014). Quality of life of Hong Kong children with hearing loss. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/238937-
dc.description.abstractThe study investigated the effects of hearing loss on the children’s health-related quality of life in Hong Kong. Twenty-five hearing-impaired (HI) mainstream schools’ students, aged from 7 to 12 years old, and their caregivers as well as 40 normal hearing peers participated in the study. Participating students and caregivers were instructed to complete questionnaires of a generic quality of life measuring tool, the Chinese Kid version of KINDL^R. Results showed that the overall health-related quality of life ratings of HI children were not significantly different from those of their normal hearing peers. However, HI children had a significantly lower mean score in emotional well-being than their normal hearing peers. Besides the self-reported ratings were similar to the proxy ratings provided by caregivers. The findings contradicted with the hypothesis that HI children should have poorer quality of life than their normal hearing peers. Findings also suggested that caregivers had good understanding of their HI children’s quality of life. Management in improving the HI children’s emotional wellbeing in Hong Kong is suggested.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subject.lcshHong Kong - Quality of life - China-
dc.subject.lcshChina - Hearing impaired children - Hong Kong-
dc.titleQuality of life of Hong Kong children with hearing loss-
dc.typeUG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5806530-
dc.description.thesisnameBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences-
dc.description.thesislevelBachelor-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciences-
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