Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Youth: Needs for Health Risk Prevention Interventions?

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621451
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
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Poster
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Title:
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Youth: Needs for Health Risk Prevention Interventions?
Author(s):
Chen, Huey-Shys; Xue, Ying; Chen, Yu-ku; Zheng, Yu-han
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Theta-at-Large
Author Details:
Huey-Shys Chen, PhD, RN, MCHES, FAAN, Professional Experience: 7/13- Professor 9/12- 7/13 Associate Professor Chair, Department of Health Promotion, Outcomes, Systems, and Policy Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program College of Nursing, University of Toledo 7/09-8/12 Associate Professor, UMDNJ, School of Nursing, Newark, New Jersey 5/07-7/09 Assistant Professor, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Nursing, Newark, New Jersey 08/03-12/06 Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, School of Nursing, Orlando, Florida. Author Summary: Dr. Chen currently serves as associate Dean of Research and Scholarship at College of Nursing, University of Toledo. Her research focuses on instrument and psychometric development and community-based study, specifically on the smoking prevention among adolescents. Dr. Chen serves as a reviewer for national grant and also serves as reviewer for Nursing Research, Research in Nursing and Health, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Journal of Tran cultural Nursing and, Public Health Nursing among others.
Abstract:

Introduction

Although the number of sign language users in the United States has not been measured by census efforts, estimates range between 500,000 and 2 million users. 17.1% lost their hearing before age 19 and 6.6% lost their hearing before age 3. Compared with the hearing population, they have poor health knowledge and inequitable access to medical and behavioral care in our health system due to cultural and language barriers. The deaf populations are at high risk for health disparities.

Purpose

The purposes of this literature review are to synthesize current literature on health risk behaviors of deaf and hard-of-hearing youth and to summarize health risk preventive interventions that have been used in deaf and hard-of-hearing youth population.

Search Strategy

The CINAHAL, PubMed, Google Scholar, and Proquest were used to obtain evidences and unpolished students’ dissertations and theses. Keywords included deaf, hard of hearing, health needs, risk behaviors, health promotion. The Limits included date of publication no earlier than 2000, English language, peer reviewed journals, and opinions of authorities or expert committees.

Results

The search resulted in 16 articles that met inclusion criteria. The level of evidence ranged from level 3 to 7 with no systematic literature review and no randomized controlled trials. Studies have found that previous studies focused on health risk behaviors of deaf and hard-of-hearing you include mental health (suicide), physical abuse, unintentional injuries, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; risky sexual behaviors; HIV prevention, overweight; and physical inactivity.

Conclusions

This population is clearly in need of linguistically and culturally accessible health risk prevention interventions. Synthesis of evidence supported that deaf individuals have higher rates of suicide and mental disorder, higher rates of obesity, higher rates of unintentional injury risk, higher rate of substance abuse (alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use), and increased rates of HIV and sexually transmitted infections than those who are hearing.

Implications

Limited evidence has emerged to support health preventive interventions for deaf and hard-of-hearing youth. It’s suggested that further research using a variety of study designs is needed to close gap in our understanding of health risk prevention issues in this population. Understanding needs of health risk prevention interventions is critical to developing interventions for this culturally and linguistically unique population.

Keywords:
deaf and hard of hearing youth; health risk prevention; risk factor
Repository Posting Date:
7-Jun-2017
Date of Publication:
7-Jun-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST309
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.titleDeaf and Hard-of-Hearing Youth: Needs for Health Risk Prevention Interventions?en_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, Huey-Shysen
dc.contributor.authorXue, Yingen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Yu-kuen
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Yu-hanen
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Theta-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsHuey-Shys Chen, PhD, RN, MCHES, FAAN, Professional Experience: 7/13- Professor 9/12- 7/13 Associate Professor Chair, Department of Health Promotion, Outcomes, Systems, and Policy Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program College of Nursing, University of Toledo 7/09-8/12 Associate Professor, UMDNJ, School of Nursing, Newark, New Jersey 5/07-7/09 Assistant Professor, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Nursing, Newark, New Jersey 08/03-12/06 Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, School of Nursing, Orlando, Florida. Author Summary: Dr. Chen currently serves as associate Dean of Research and Scholarship at College of Nursing, University of Toledo. Her research focuses on instrument and psychometric development and community-based study, specifically on the smoking prevention among adolescents. Dr. Chen serves as a reviewer for national grant and also serves as reviewer for Nursing Research, Research in Nursing and Health, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Journal of Tran cultural Nursing and, Public Health Nursing among others.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621451-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Introduction</strong></p> <p>Although the number of sign language users in the United States has not been measured by census efforts, estimates range between 500,000 and 2 million users. 17.1% lost their hearing before age 19 and 6.6% lost their hearing before age 3. Compared with the hearing population, they have poor health knowledge and inequitable access to medical and behavioral care in our health system due to cultural and language barriers. The deaf populations are at high risk for health disparities.</p> <p><strong>Purpose</strong></p> <p>The purposes of this literature review are to synthesize current literature on health risk behaviors of deaf and hard-of-hearing youth and to summarize health risk preventive interventions that have been used in deaf and hard-of-hearing youth population.</p> <p><strong>Search Strategy</strong></p> <p>The CINAHAL, PubMed, Google Scholar, and Proquest were used to obtain evidences and unpolished students’ dissertations and theses. Keywords included deaf, hard of hearing, health needs, risk behaviors, health promotion. The Limits included date of publication no earlier than 2000, English language, peer reviewed journals, and opinions of authorities or expert committees.</p> <p><strong>Results</strong></p> <p>The search resulted in 16 articles that met inclusion criteria. The level of evidence ranged from level 3 to 7 with no systematic literature review and no randomized controlled trials. Studies have found that previous studies focused on health risk behaviors of deaf and hard-of-hearing you include mental health (suicide), physical abuse, unintentional injuries, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; risky sexual behaviors; HIV prevention, overweight; and physical inactivity.</p> <p><strong>Conclusions</strong></p> <p>This population is clearly in need of linguistically and culturally accessible health risk prevention interventions. Synthesis of evidence supported that deaf individuals have higher rates of suicide and mental disorder, higher rates of obesity, higher rates of unintentional injury risk, higher rate of substance abuse (alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use), and increased rates of HIV and sexually transmitted infections than those who are hearing.</p> <p><strong>Implications<br /></strong></p> <p>Limited evidence has emerged to support health preventive interventions for deaf and hard-of-hearing youth. It’s suggested that further research using a variety of study designs is needed to close gap in our understanding of health risk prevention issues in this population. Understanding needs of health risk prevention interventions is critical to developing interventions for this culturally and linguistically unique population.</p>en
dc.subjectdeaf and hard of hearing youthen
dc.subjecthealth risk preventionen
dc.subjectrisk factoren
dc.date.available2017-06-07T15:24:59Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-07-
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-07T15:24:59Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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