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Quality of life in children with cochlear implants

Grant number: 16/24216-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2017
Effective date (End): February 28, 2018
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Speech Therapy
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Adriane Lima Mortari Moret
Grantee:Joice de Moura Silva
Host Institution: Hospital de Reabilitação de Anomalias Craniofaciais (HRAC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Bauru , SP, Brazil


Introduction: The cochlear implant is an alternative treatment in severe and/or profound hearing loss. When associated with adequate measures of habilitation and family support, this device allows access to speech perception, significant improvement in oral communication, in quality of life and in the social life of these individuals. Objective: To evaluate the quality of life of children with pre-lingual hearing loss using cochlear implants and correlate with the results of auditory speech perception, oral language performance and degree of family permeability in the therapeutic process. Methodology: Descriptive cross-sectional study developed by the Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology of the Bauru School of Dentistry and Cochlear Implant Section - Audiological Research Center of the Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies of the University of São Paulo, Campus of Bauru. The study will include data collection and documentary analysis of medical records of 20 children of both genders, aged between six complete years and 12 incomplete years, users of cochlear implant, patients regularly registered in this institution and their respective parents and/or legal representatives. The sample will be randomly selected from the routine spontaneous demand for follow-up on the Cochlear Implant Section during the period from January to July 2017, in accordance with the inclusion and exclusion criteria previously established. Data analysis: The evaluation of the results collected in the research will be done in a descriptive-qualitative way and a quantitative and inductive statistical data analysis, using the Spearman Correlation Coefficient test (significance level of 5%) applied among the quality of life scores, auditory performance, oral language and family permeability. Expected results: This work is expected to obtain relevant data and information about the quality of life of children with cochlear implants based on their parents' perceptions, and to find positive correlations between the degree of family permeability in the therapeutic process and the results in the auditory speech perception performance, oral language and quality of life of children with cochlear implants. (AU)

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Scientific publications
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JOICE DE MOURA SILVA; PATRICIA DOMINGUEZ CAMPOS; ADRIANE LIMA MORTARI MORET. Variáveis influenciadoras na qualidade de vida de crianças com implante coclear: revisão sistemática. CoDAS, v. 33, n. 1, . (16/24216-0)
JOICE DE MOURA SILVA; MIDORI OTAKE YAMADA; ELIDA GARBO GUEDES; ADRIANE LIMA MORTARI MORET. Fatores influenciadores na qualidade de vida de crianças com implante coclear. Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, v. 86, n. 4, p. 411-418, . (16/24216-0)
Academic Publications
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SILVA, Joice de Moura. Quality of life of children with cochlear implants. 2018. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru (FOB/SDB) Bauru.

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