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Title: Evaluation of a model of distress related to tinnitus
Contributor(s): Schutte, Nicola  (author)orcid ; Noble, William G  (author); Malouff, John M  (author); Bhullar, Navjot  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2009
DOI: 10.1080/14992020802716786
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Abstract: This study tested a theoretical model of tinnitus-related distress and of general distress that involved acceptance of tinnitus symptoms and emotional intelligence as factors that may protect against such distress. One hundred and sixty-two tinnitus sufferers from throughout Australia completed measures of acceptance of tinnitus symptoms, emotional intelligence, tinnitus-related distress, and general distress. As hypothesized, greater acceptance of tinnitus symptoms was associated with less tinnitus related distress. Emotional intelligence was not associated with tinnitus distress. Greater acceptance and less tinnitus distress were both associated with less general distress, and the association between acceptance and general distress was mediated by tinnitus-related distress. The findings, which provide partial support for the tested model, may have implications for efforts to assist distressed tinnitus sufferers.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Audiology, 48(7), p. 428-432
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Place of Publication: London, United Kingdom
ISSN: 1708-8186
Field of Research (FOR): 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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