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Voice problems and its risk factors in primary school teachers
Navideh Shakeri1, Seyedeh Maryam Khoddami 2, Masoumeh Radaee1, Younes Jahani3
1- MSc of Speech Therapy, Department of Speech Therapy, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
2- Department of Speech Therapy, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences , khoddami@tums.ac.ir
3- Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
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Background and Aim: Teachers are one of the groups at risk of developing voice problems in addition to communication problems.This problem affects on the quality of their professional activities. Therefore, purpose of this study is to survey voice disorders and its risk factors among primary school teachers.

  

Material and Methods: Fifty primary school's female teachers who had been chosen through simple sampling were recruited. Risk factors of voice problems questionnaire, VHI-10 questionnaire and symptoms questionnaire in voice problems were used in this study . To evaluate voice perceptually, vowel sounds, reading sentences and conversational speech were recorded and analyzed by three speech and language pathologists based on GRBAS profile.

  

Results: The results suggest that hoarseness was the most common (66%) and decreased phonational range (4%) was a rare voice complaint. Perceptual voice evaluation indicated that 80% of teachers have mild voice disorders. Teaching history, lack of curtain in the classrooms, teaching materials were found as risk factors of voice disorders (P<0.05).

  

Conclusion: In regard to high frequency of voice problems, even mildly severe in most of the teachers, it needs special attention. Various factors can exacerbate the risk of voice problems in teachers including of individual factors such as teaching experience as well as environmental factors such as physical conditions of classrooms and teaching conditions).

 

Keywords: Voice related symptoms, Teachers, Perceptual evaluation, Risk factors.

Keywords: Voice related symptoms, Teachers, Perceptual evaluation, Risk factors.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/05/10 | Accepted: 2015/05/10 | Published: 2015/05/10
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Shakeri N, Khoddami S M, Radaee M, Jahani Y. Voice problems and its risk factors in primary school teachers. mrj. 2015; 9 (2) :35-43
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