Journal article

Third-party disability in ongoing vestibular disorders through the lens of the ICF framework

Lauren Story, Caitlin Barr, Richard Dowell, Jessica Vitkovic

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To identify presence and nature of Third-Party Disability experienced by Significant Others (SOs) of people with ongoing vestibular symptoms using the World Health Organisation International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (WHO-ICF) framework. DESIGN: Qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted and analysed by mapping transcripts to the WHO-ICF framework. STUDY SAMPLE: Ten SOs of people with ongoing vestibular symptoms were interviewed. Maximum variation sampling was used. RESULTS: Data mapped to 5 codes in the body functions component of the ICF, highlighting psychological impact on the SO and a broad range of negative emotions; 28 codes in the acti..

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