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Journal of Asian Pacific Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Biocommunication     Open Access  
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Chinese Writing Systems     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62)
Journal of Communication and Innovation NIDA     Open Access  
Journal of Communications Software and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Community Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
Journal of Development and Communication Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Digital Media & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Environmental Media     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of European Periodical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of European Popular Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Graph Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Greek Media & Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Information and Organizational Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Information and Telecommunication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of International Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Islamic Manuscripts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Language and Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Language and Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Location Based Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Media and Communication Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Media Business Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Media Ethics : Exploring Questions of Media Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Media Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Media Literacy Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Media Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Medical Internet Research     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Modern Periodical Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Organizational Knowledge Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Professional Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Public Interest Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Radio & Audio Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Radiology Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Science & Popular Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Science Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Selcuk Communication     Open Access  
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Journal of the American College of Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of the Association for Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Writing in Creative Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journalism & Mass Communication Educator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journalism & Communication Monographs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journalistica - Tidsskrift for forskning i journalistik     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Aspikom : Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi     Open Access  
Jurnal Dakwah dan Komunikasi     Open Access  
Jurnal Dakwah Risalah     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi     Open Access  
Jurnal Media dan Komunikasi Indonesia     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Jurnal MEKOM (Media Komunikasi Pendidikan Kejuruan)     Open Access  
Jurnal Representamen     Open Access  
Jurnal Simbolika : Research and Learning in Communication Study     Open Access  
Kaleidoscope : A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Komunika     Open Access  
Komuniti : Jurnal Komunikasi dan Teknologi Informasi     Open Access  
La Mirada de Telemo     Open Access  
La Tercera Orilla     Open Access  
La Trama de la Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Language and Dialogue     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Language and Speech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Language Problems & Language Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Language, Interaction and Acquisition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Lingue e culture dei media     Open Access  
Llengua, societat i comunicació     Open Access  
Logos : Comunicação e Universidade     Open Access  
Lumina     Open Access  
Magnetic Resonance Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
MATRIZes : Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Comunicação da Universidade de São Paulo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
McMaster Journal of Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Medea     Open Access  
Media & Jornalismo     Open Access  
Media & Viestintä     Open Access  
Media and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Media International Australia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Mediaciones     Open Access  
Mediaciones Sociales     Open Access  
MediaTropes     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Medical Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
MedieKultur. Journal of media and communication research     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Mediterranea : International Journal on the Transfer of Knowledge     Open Access  
MEDIUM (Jurnal Ilmiah Fakultas Ilmu Komunikasi Universitas Islam Riau)     Open Access  
Metaphor and the Social World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Metaverse Creativity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Middle East Media Educator     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Moment Dergi     Open Access  
Myth & Symbol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Narrative Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
NAUS : Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais e Comunicacionais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Netcom     Open Access  
Neuroimaging Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
New Media and Mass Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
New Review of Film and Television Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Nonprofit Communications Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Nordic Journal of Media Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nordic Journal of Media Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nordicom Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Norsk medietidsskrift     Open Access  
Northern Lights     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Novos Olhares : Revista de Estudos Sobre Práticas de Recepção a Produtos Midiáticos     Open Access  
Nueva Revista del Pacífico     Open Access  
Obra Digital     Open Access  
Observatorio (OBS*)     Open Access  
Oficios Terrestres     Open Access  
Open Medical Informatics Journal     Open Access  
Openings : Studies in Book Art     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Organicom     Open Access  
Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Palabra Clave     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Passagens     Open Access  
Pediatric Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Performing Islam     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Pixel-Bit. Revista de Medios y Educacion     Open Access  
Porn Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
post(s)     Open Access  
Pozo de Letras     Open Access  
Pragmatics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
PragMATIZES : Latin American Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
PRISMA.COM     Open Access  
Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Profetik : Jurnal Komunikasi     Open Access  
Public Journal of Semiotics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Public Relations Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Publicitas : Comunicación y Cultura     Open Access  
Punto Cero     Open Access  
Quaderni     Open Access  
Qualitative Research Reports in Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Qualitative Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Quality and User Experience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Quantitative Science Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Quarterly Journal of Speech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Quarterly Review of Film and Video     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Question     Open Access  
Questions de communication     Open Access  
Questões Transversais - Revista de Epistemologias da Comunicação     Open Access  
Radio Journal : International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Radioelectronics and Communications Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
REDD : Revista de estudios del discurso digital     Open Access  
Res Rhetorica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Research Journal of Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Research on Education and Media     Open Access  
Review of Cognitive Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Revista Competência     Open Access  
Revista Compolítica     Open Access  
Revista Contracampo     Open Access  
Revista de Comunicación y Salud     Open Access  
Revista ECO-Pós     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica de Comunicação, Informação & Inovação em Saúde     Open Access  
Revista ICONO14. Revista científica de Comunicación y Tecnologías emergentes     Open Access  
Revista Latina de Comunicacion Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Mediação     Open Access  
Revista Mexicana de Opinión Pública     Open Access  
Revista Nexus Comunicación     Open Access  
Revista Observatório     Open Access  
Revista Panorama : Revista de Comunicação Social     Open Access  
Revista UNINTER de Comunicação     Open Access  
Revue de recherches en littératie médiatique multimodale     Open Access  
Revue française des sciences de l’information et de la communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
RIHC : Revista Internacional de Historia de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Russian Journal of Communication     Hybrid Journal  
RUTA Comunicación     Open Access  
Schermi. Storie e culture del cinema e dei media in Italia     Open Access  
Science China Information Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Scientific Bulletin     Open Access  
Screen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Seminars in Interventional Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Semiotika     Open Access  
Sensorium Journal     Open Access  
Seton Hall Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sexualization, Media, & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
SIGDOC Communication Design Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Sign Language & Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Sign Language Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Sign Systems Studies     Open Access  
Signo y Pensamiento     Open Access  
Signs & Media : A Journal of Semiotics in China and the World     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Social Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Social Imaginaries     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Social Interaction : Video-Based Studies of Human Sociality     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Social Networking     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sociologia della Comunicazione     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Sound Studies : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Hybrid Journal  
South African Journal of Communication Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Speech, Language and Hearing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)

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South African Journal of Communication Disorders
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.131
Number of Followers: 1  

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ISSN (Print) 0379-8046 - ISSN (Online) 2225-4765
Published by AOSIS Publishing Homepage  [33 journals]
  • The influence of screen time on children’s language development: A
           scoping review

    • Authors: Nazeera F. Karani, Jenna Sher, Munyane Mophosho
      First page: 7
      Abstract: Background: An exponential increase in screen time amongst children and adults, has given rise to a plethora of studies exploring the influences that this exposure may have on children’s development.Objectives: This review is specifically concerned with understanding the influence of screen time on children’s language development.Method: A scoping review was conducted to explore the available literature relating to the impact of screen time on children’s language development. The scoping review was based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses extension for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA-ScR) framework and the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) framework. The data were analysed using thematic content analysis.Results: This review identified 12 articles. It made an argument for the multifactorial relationship between screen time and language development, given the associated positive and negative effects. The results revealed core themes such as the influence of screen time being dependent on various factors and the diverse effects of screen time on children’s language development, with the inclusion of parents’ monitoring of and participation in viewing, playing a vital role in language development.Conclusion: The review indicated that an increase in the amount of screen time and an early age of onset of viewing have negative effects on language development, with older age of onset of viewing showing some benefits. Video characteristics, content and co-viewing also influences language development. This study demonstrates that the negative influences of screen time appear to outweigh the positive influences.
      PubDate: 2022-02-09
      DOI: 10.4102/sajcd.v69i1.825
      Issue No: Vol. 69, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Newborn and infant hearing screening at primary healthcare clinics in
           South Africa designated as National Health Insurance pilot sites: An
           exploratory study

    • Authors: Amisha Kanji
      First page: 7
      Abstract: Background: Primary healthcare (PHC) is the first point of entry, providing basic services to individuals. South Africa is in the process of re-engineering its PHC as part of National Health Insurance (NHI) plans to ensure universal healthcare coverage.Aim: This study aimed to establish whether newborn and infant hearing screening (NIHS) could be integrated into the re-engineering process of the PHC as part of the NHI framework.Setting: The NHI pilot clinics in five provinces in South Africa.Methods: A non-experimental, descriptive, cross-sectional survey research design was adopted. Questionnaires were sent to nursing managers, unit managers or acting managers at PHC facilities. Nineteen of these self-administered questionnaires were completed. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics.Results: Immunisation services were the most common type of service offered at the clinics. Over a quarter of the respondents indicated that NIHS services were offered at their facility in the form of universal NIHS. Equipment was limited with a lack of valid and reliable screening measures. Only 2 (11%) respondents indicated budgetary resources. Follow-up and referral pathways were reported by 10 (53%) respondents, which did not include an audiologist.Conclusions: There is a need for careful and systematic planning in terms of early hearing detection programmes at PHC level. Planning needs to commence with considerations of who will perform NIHS, training of these personnel by audiologists and the role of the audiologist within the teams outlined in the NHI Bill.
      PubDate: 2022-01-26
      DOI: 10.4102/sajcd.v69i1.840
      Issue No: Vol. 69, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Communication experiences of healthcare students whilst managing adults
           with communication disorders

    • Authors: Vrinda Rathiram, Lauren O. Neilson, Azraa Syed Kassim, Winnie T. Mokone, Caitlin C. Green
      First page: 9
      Abstract: Background: Research has found that people with communication disabilities are three times more likely to encounter medical mishaps. Almost a third of patients with speech-language therapy (SLT) diagnoses have other medical conditions across more than one of the burden of disease categories. Fifty per cent of these patients present with communication disorders. Student healthcare curriculums focus on patient dynamics and field-specific diversities. It does not often include the skills and knowledge required to effectively communicate and treat those with communication disorders.Objectives: This study aims to describe the communication challenges and strategies employed by a group of final year Nursing, Medicine, Dietetics and Human Nutrition, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy students when managing adults with communication disorders.Method: A qualitative, phenomenological study design was used. Questionnaires were electronically distributed, and results were analysed thematically.Results: The most significant challenges whilst managing adults with communication disorders were patients’ receptive and expressive language difficulties. Further challenges included lack of knowledge surrounding communication disorders, lack of training in the use of appropriate communicative assistive devices, factors within the physical environment and gaps in students’ clinical performance. Strategies used to facilitate communication included caregiver assistance, gestures and written language.Conclusion: This study revealed that there is a need to develop healthcare students’ skills in managing adults with communication disorders. This is because of the challenges faced and inefficiency of the strategies used. Future research should focus on determining solutions for improved communication with adults with communication disorders. The study highlights the need for further education and training to address students’ communication needs with patients.
      PubDate: 2022-05-31
      DOI: 10.4102/sajcd.v69i1.870
      Issue No: Vol. 69, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Audiologists’ phenomenographic experiences of professional development
           during community service in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    • Authors: Sphilile Mbhele, Musa Makhoba
      First page: 9
      Abstract: Background: The compulsory community service programme (CSP) was implemented to improve access to healthcare and arguably facilitate the transition of graduates into independent professionals. However, its role and outcomes as a developmental platform for audiology graduates remains unclear and scant in literature.Objective: To explore the qualitative differences in the experiences of professional development among new Audiology graduates during their community service year at their fixed-placements in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.Methods: Within a phenomenographic design and framework, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 purposively sampled Community Service Officers (CSOs) of the year 2017, after obtaining ethical clearance, gatekeeper permission and participant’s consent.Results: The findings were interpreted according to the tenets of phenomenography. An outcome space based on the participants’ reported experiences, revealed three categories of description: transitioning from graduate to professional, learning in the workplace during community service and professional development. The findings reflected that the work environment, supervision, resource allocation, socialisation and infrastructure contributed to qualitatively different developmental experiences of the CSP.Conclusion: The current model of fixed-placement of the CSOs exposes them to qualitatively different developmental experiences, resulting in them attaining different developmental outcomes despite being in the same programme at the same time. Hence, we argue for an urgent CSP review, with the aim of standardising and redefining its intended outcomes and pertinent criteria for the attainment of the independent practitioner status.
      PubDate: 2022-01-21
      DOI: 10.4102/sajcd.v69i1.844
      Issue No: Vol. 69, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Analysis of barriers and facilitators to early hearing detection and
           intervention in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    • Authors: Naedene Naidoo, Nasim B. Khan
      First page: 12
      Abstract: Background: There is slow progress in early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) services within South Africa. Audiologists are EHDI gatekeepers and can provide valuable insights into the barriers and facilitators that can progressively move EHDI towards best practice in South Africa.Objectives: The study aimed to determine the barriers and facilitators to EHDI in KwaZulu-Natal as reported by audiologists/speech therapists and audiologists (A/STAs).Method: A descriptive qualitative approach was used. Telephonic interviews were conducted with 12 A/STAs working in public and private healthcare facilities, using the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats (SWOT) conceptual framework. Data was analysed using thematic analysis in conjunction with NVivo software.Results: One of the main barriers perceived by A/STAs, affecting EHDI was the lack of resources in healthcare facilities. The participants indicated that although there was a guideline in place to guide practice, it may be more suited to an urban area versus a rural area. Poor knowledge and awareness of EHDI was also identified as a barrier. Information provided from A/STAs at grassroots level, in the various provinces, may benefit in developing a more contextually relevant and practical guideline. Facilitators included; development of task teams specifically for EHDI programmes, creation of improved communication networks for collaboration and communication, training of healthcare professionals and improving data management systems.Conclusion: Strategies such as an increase in resources, further education and training, development of contextually relevant, culturally, and linguistically diverse practices and protocols need to be in place to improve EHDI implementation. Further research, clinical implications and limitations are provided emanating from the study.
      PubDate: 2022-01-31
      DOI: 10.4102/sajcd.v69i1.839
      Issue No: Vol. 69, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • A longitudinal community-based ototoxicity monitoring programme and
           

    • Authors: Lucia J. Stevenson, Leigh Biagio-de Jager, Marien A. Graham, De Wet Swanepoel
      First page: 13
      Abstract: Background: South Africa has a high burden of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DRTB) and until recently, ototoxic aminoglycosides were predominant in treatment regimens. Community-based ototoxicity monitoring programmes (OMPs) have been implemented for early detection of hearing loss and increased patient access.Objectives: A longitudinal study was conducted to describe the service delivery characteristics of a community-based OMP for DRTB patients facilitated by CHWs as well as observed ototoxic hearing loss in this population.Method: A descriptive retrospective record review of longitudinal ototoxicity monitoring of 194 DRTB patients undergoing treatment at community-based clinics in the city of Cape Town between 2013 and 2017.Results: Follow-up rates between consecutive monitoring assessments reached as high as 80.6% for patients assessed by CHWs. Few patients (14.2% – 32.6%) were assessed with the regularity (≥ 6 assessments) and frequency required for effective ototoxicity monitoring, with assessments conducted, on average, every 53.4–64.3 days. Following DRTB treatment, 51.5% of patients presented with a significant ototoxic shift meeting one or more of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) criteria. Deterioration in hearing thresholds was bilateral and most pronounced at high frequencies (4 kHz – 8 kHz). The presence of pre-existing hearing loss, human immunodeficiency virus co-infection and a history of noise exposure were significant predictors of ototoxicity in patients.Conclusion: DRTB treatment with kanamycin resulted in significant deterioration of hearing longitudinally, predominantly at high frequencies. With ongoing training and supportive supervision, CHWs can facilitate community-based ototoxicity monitoring of DRTB patients. Current protocols and guidelines may require reassessment for appropriate community-based ototoxicity monitoring.
      PubDate: 2022-03-31
      DOI: 10.4102/sajcd.v69i1.886
      Issue No: Vol. 69, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Systemic support for learners with developmental language disorders in
           Zimbabwe and South Africa

    • Authors: Nettie N. Ndou, Margaret F. Omidire
      First page: 13
      Abstract: Background: Teachers play a significant role as early identifiers of learners with developmental language disorder (DLD). They provide important information to other professionals for further specialist support of such learners. Professionals, such as educational psychologists, speech–language therapists (SLTs) and learning support therapists are involved in assisting learners with DLD; hence, inter-professional collaboration (IPC) amongst these professionals is of paramount importance in meeting the needs of learners.Objectives: This study aimed to examine systemic support strategies available to learners with DLD.Method: This was a multiple case study of Zimbabwe and South Africa. Purposive sampling was used to select participants. The study consisted of 56 participants: 5 teachers, 2 SLTs, a learning support therapist, an educational psychologist and 47 learners. A qualitative research approach was employed and data were collected using interviews, focus group discussions and classroom observations. The data were analysed thematically and categorised.Results: Support strategies employed by teachers include remedial lessons and promoting a culture of reading for leisure to enhance learners’ vocabulary and narrative skills. The SLTs and the learning support therapist use speech–language programmes and assistive technologies. Limited IPC and the absence of SLTs in District Based Support Teams were some of the challenges identified. The results also indicate that SLTs receive referrals mostly from primary schools compared with secondary schools.Conclusion: Raising awareness of DLD in schools and communities is deemed essential. Inter-professional collaboration is recommended to support learners with DLD as it increases the exchange of ideas and mutual acknowledgement of expertise amongst professionals.
      PubDate: 2022-02-16
      DOI: 10.4102/sajcd.v69i1.850
      Issue No: Vol. 69, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • The lived experiences and psychosocial impact of hearing loss on the
           quality of life of adults with Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

    • Authors: Amanda B. Thusi, Jessica Paken
      First page: 13
      Abstract: Background: Aminoglycosides used in the treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are known to result in hearing loss. The effects of an acquired hearing loss with an MDR-TB diagnosis may have an increased adverse impact on the overall quality of life of an individual; however, there is minimal research in the area.Objectives: This study explores the psychological and emotional impact of hearing loss in adults with MDR-TB; and describes the experiences of the social, economic, and vocational impact of hearing loss in adults with MDR-TB.Method: A qualitative research study was conducted on 10 participants, with a confirmed diagnosis of MDR-TB and hearing loss. The researcher used a semi-structured questionnaire to collect data during face-to-face, audio-recorded interviews.Results: Hearing loss in patients diagnosed with MDR-TB has a significant adverse impact on the lived experiences of patients. Stigma, discrimination, psychological distress, adverse changes in family status and family relationships, financial constraints, and social challenges were some of the common issues reported by participants. Unemployment posed a significant challenge, resulting in participants having no economic stability because of MDR-TB, which was then worsened by the hearing loss; consequently, generating a great deal of stress. Participants reported feelings of worthlessness, a loss of identity, lack of motivation, feelings of embarrassment, and loss of independence.Conclusion: There is a significant irreversible social, psychological, and economic impact of hearing loss that has a direct impact on the lived experiences of MDR-TB patients and their families even after cure of MDR-TB. There is a need for improved treatment methods with psychosocial intervention strategies that equip patients to alleviate the adverse effects they experience.
      PubDate: 2022-02-14
      DOI: 10.4102/sajcd.v69i1.823
      Issue No: Vol. 69, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Ototoxicity monitoring in South African cancer facilities: A national
           survey

    • Authors: Katerina Ehlert katerina.ehlert@smu.ac.za , Barbara Heinze barbara.heinze@up.ac.za , De Wet Swanepoel dewet.swanepoel@up.ac.za
      First page: 10
      PubDate: 2022-01-19T13:57:00+02:00
      DOI: 10.4102/sajcd.v69i1.846
       
  • Table of Contents Vol 68, No 1 (2021)

    • Authors: Editorial Office
      First page: 2
      Abstract: No abstract available.
      PubDate: 2021-12-30
      DOI: 10.4102/sajcd.v68i1.891
      Issue No: Vol. 69, No. 1 (2021)
       
 
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