An investigation into the expectations of mothers of children with cochlear implants

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Ogilvy, Dale en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Perold, Jennifer Lynne en_ZA
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dc.date.issued 1999 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Perold, J. 1999. An investigation into the expectations of mothers of children with cochlear implants. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26595
dc.description.abstract There is a paucity of research examining the expectations of parents whose children have received a cochlear implant. The process of implantation is fraught with expectations, and in order to ensure continued parental interest and motivation, it is important to have insight into and understanding of these expectations, as well as the factors which influence them. This study aimed to investigate the pre- and post-implant expectations of mothers whose children had received a cochlear implant, as well as the possibility of changes in their expectations with duration of cochlear implant use. It also aimed to examine satisfaction of mothers with the cochlear implant, and the influence this had on expectations. A qualitative research methodology was used in the form of in-depth interviews. Eight mothers of prelingually deafened children who had not yet started formal schooling were interviewed. The data obtained from the mothers was transcribed verbatim and then analysed according to a detailed qualitative analysis procedure. Important findings emerged which detailed the changing expectations based either on hope or knowledge over time. These expectations were influenced by many variables, including the mothers' response to the deafness of the child (i.e. the grief reaction), anxiety and stress, performance outcomes, satisfaction, and expectations of others, including family and friends. Numerous theoretical and clinical implications emerged from these findings, including the dynamic nature of expectations, as well as the impact these have on the importance of ongoing counselling of mothers whose children use cochlear implants. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Audiology en_ZA
dc.title An investigation into the expectations of mothers of children with cochlear implants en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc (Med) en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Perold, J. L. (1999). <i>An investigation into the expectations of mothers of children with cochlear implants</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26595 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Perold, Jennifer Lynne. <i>"An investigation into the expectations of mothers of children with cochlear implants."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 1999. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26595 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Perold JL. An investigation into the expectations of mothers of children with cochlear implants. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 1999 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26595 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Perold, Jennifer Lynne AB - There is a paucity of research examining the expectations of parents whose children have received a cochlear implant. The process of implantation is fraught with expectations, and in order to ensure continued parental interest and motivation, it is important to have insight into and understanding of these expectations, as well as the factors which influence them. This study aimed to investigate the pre- and post-implant expectations of mothers whose children had received a cochlear implant, as well as the possibility of changes in their expectations with duration of cochlear implant use. It also aimed to examine satisfaction of mothers with the cochlear implant, and the influence this had on expectations. A qualitative research methodology was used in the form of in-depth interviews. Eight mothers of prelingually deafened children who had not yet started formal schooling were interviewed. The data obtained from the mothers was transcribed verbatim and then analysed according to a detailed qualitative analysis procedure. Important findings emerged which detailed the changing expectations based either on hope or knowledge over time. These expectations were influenced by many variables, including the mothers' response to the deafness of the child (i.e. the grief reaction), anxiety and stress, performance outcomes, satisfaction, and expectations of others, including family and friends. Numerous theoretical and clinical implications emerged from these findings, including the dynamic nature of expectations, as well as the impact these have on the importance of ongoing counselling of mothers whose children use cochlear implants. DA - 1999 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1999 T1 - An investigation into the expectations of mothers of children with cochlear implants TI - An investigation into the expectations of mothers of children with cochlear implants UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26595 ER - en_ZA


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