No AccessSIG 7 Aural Rehabilitation and Its InstrumentationClinical Focus21 Feb 2020

How to Provide Accessible Hearing Health Information to Promote Patient-Centered Care

    Purpose

    This clinical focus article focuses on accessible hearing health information and is written in twofold. First, it outlines the connection between factors of patient-centered care, shared decision making, and health literacy on health outcomes. Second, it provides some practical strategies for providing and assessing accessible health information to promote patient-centeredness and shared decision making.

    Conclusion

    Health information accessibility will positively influence the treatment choices made by patients and the way in which they self-manage their health. Hearing health care professionals need to take proactive measures to ensure that the information provided in different mediums have easily readable language, adequate quality, suitability, understandability, and actionability to ensure accessibility of hearing health information.

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