Effects of Interpersonal Psychotherapy on Self-Assessed Performance of Hearing Aids Usage amongst Students with Hearing Impairment in Jos, Nigeria

Lengnen Jurmang Jikukka


This study was aimed at examining the extent to which Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) can change low/negative Self-Assessed Performance (SAP) of Students with Hearing Impairment (SWHI). One research question and one hypothesis were raised to guide the study. The study adopted true experimental design type of Pretest-Posttest Control Group Design. 20 SWHI were shared into experimental and control groups, with each having 10 subjects. IPT was the treatment. The Instrument for data collection at pre and post-tests was “Amount of Daily Hearing Aids Usage Scale.” Simple frequency count, mean score, percentage and bar charts were used to answer the research question, while Analysis of Covariance was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. Results revealed that, after treatment, the experimental group showed a high extent of positive SAP of hearing aids usage. It is recommended, among others, that Educational Audiologists and Psychotherapists should carryout massive enlightenment campaigns that IPT improves SAP of hearing aids usage of SWHI.

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