journal
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica

journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29920507/teachers-working-postures-and-their-effects-on-the-voice
#1
Leena Rantala, Eeva Sala, Elina Kankare
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate associations between voice and working postures used during teaching. METHODS: A researcher assessed 30 teachers' typical working postures of the torso, head, shoulders, upper back, and arms by observing and/or asking questions about them. Teachers' options to rest and to adjust furniture according to their needs were also elicited. Voice symptoms were evaluated through 2 self-assessment forms. Fundamental frequency, sound pressure level (SPL), and alpha ratio were calculated from voice samples recorded before, during, and after teaching...
June 19, 2018: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29870993/the-effects-of-emotion-on-second-formant-frequency-fluctuations-in-adults-who-stutter
#2
Kim R Bauerly
OBJECTIVE: Changes in second formant frequency fluctuations (FFF2) were examined in adults who stutter (AWS) and adults who do not stutter (ANS) when producing nonwords under varying emotional conditions. METHODS: Ten AWS and 10 ANS viewed images selected from the International Affective Picture System representing dimensions of arousal (e.g., excited versus bored) and hedonic valence (e.g., happy versus sad). Immediately following picture presentation, participants produced a consonant-vowel + final /t/ (CVt) nonword consisting of the initial sounds /p/, /b/, /s/, or /z/, followed by a vowel (/i/, /u/, /ε/) and a final /t/...
June 5, 2018: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29847818/reliability-and-validity-of-the-italian-version-of-the-protocol-of-orofacial-myofunctional-evaluation-with-scores-i-omes
#3
Letizia Scarponi, Claudia Maria de Felicio, Chiarella Sforza, Claudia Lucia Pimenta Ferreira, Daniela Ginocchio, Nicole Pizzorni, Stefania Barozzi, Francesco Mozzanica, Antonio Schindler
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the Italian OMES (I-OMES). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study consisted of 3 phases: (1) internal consistency and reliability, (2) validity, and (3) responsiveness analysis. The recruited population included 27 patients with orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD) and 174 healthy volunteers. Forty-seven subjects, 18 healthy and all recruited patients with OMD were assessed for inter-rater and test-retest reliability analysis...
May 30, 2018: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29847817/bamboo-nodes-of-vocal-folds-a-description-of-10-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Jelena Todic, Valérie Schweizer, Igor Leuchter
OBJECTIVE: Bamboo nodes are vocal fold lesions, mostly associated with autoimmune diseases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective clinical study including 10 patients with bamboo nodes. Data were collected regarding associated autoimmune disorder and type of treatment. A systematic review of the literature was conducted. RESULTS: All patients were women, with hoarseness as the most frequent symptom. There was in most cases an associated autoimmune disease: 3 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus; 3 with rheumatoid arthritis; 1 with Sjögren syndrome; 1 with Hashimoto disease; and 1 with mixed connective tissue disease...
May 30, 2018: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763895/voice-and-swallowing-outcomes-after-hyoid-suspension-surgery-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#5
Sherif M Askar, Amal S Quriba, Elham M Hassan, Ali M Awad, Ahmad A Bessar
OBJECTIVE: The role of hyoidthyroidpexia (HTP) surgery in the management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is well described with good reported outcomes. The effect of HTP on other laryngeal functions is not well discussed. This study was designed to evaluate voice and swallowing outcomes after HTP. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study was applied on a selected group of OSA patients. HTP (as a sole procedure) was performed in 17 patients and 14 patients had simultaneous palatal procedures (e...
May 15, 2018: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734179/the-effectiveness-of-parental-questionnaires-in-the-assessment-of-speech-language-and-auditory-function-in-children
#6
Renee Fabus, Abbey L Berg, Yula C Serpanos, Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker
OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the use of a parental questionnaire to determine its effectiveness as a screening tool in identifying speech-language and/or auditory impairments in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Parents completed speech-language (n = 36) or audiology (n = 23) questionnaires prior to their child's speech-language and/or auditory evaluations. The speech-language and audiology evaluations were conducted by clinicians at three different universities not familiar with the administration and scoring of the parental questionnaires...
May 7, 2018: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719283/performance-of-phonatory-deviation-diagrams-in-synthesized-voice-analysis
#7
Leonardo Wanderley Lopes, Karoline Evangelista da Silva, Deyverson da Silva Evangelista, Anna Alice Almeida, Priscila Oliveira Costa Silva, Jorge Lucero, Mara Behlau
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the performance of a phonatory deviation diagram (PDD) in discriminating the presence and severity of voice deviation and the predominant voice quality of synthesized voices. METHOD: A speech-language pathologist performed the auditory-perceptual analysis of the synthesized voice (n = 871). The PDD distribution of voice signals was analyzed according to area, quadrant, shape, and density. RESULTS: Differences in signal distribution regarding the PDD area and quadrant were detected when differentiating the signals with and without voice deviation and with different predominant voice quality...
May 2, 2018: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698963/effects-of-a-voice-therapy-program-for-patients-with-muscle-tension-dysphonia
#8
Isadora de Oliveira Lemos, Gabriela da Cunha Pereira, Geraldo Druck SantAnna, Mauriceia Cassol
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to verify the effects of a voice therapy program focusing on patients with muscle tension dysphonia (MTD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The sample comprised 30 participants diagnosed with MTD, 8 men and 22 women, none of whom was a voice professional. The assessments and reassessments employed the perceptual-auditory protocol GRBASI, measures of maximum phonation times, s/z ratio, and acoustic voice analysis. The voice therapy program included indirect and direct therapy approaches...
April 26, 2018: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566374/screening-for-dysphagia-perspectives-and-practices-of-speech-and-language-therapists-in-the-republic-of-ireland
#9
Margaret Walshe, Megan Ryan, Julie Regan
OBJECTIVE: Clinical guidelines place considerable emphasis on early swallow screening, as it has significant impact on patient outcomes. This study aims to examine perspectives and practices of speech and language therapists (SLTs) in the Republic of Ireland on swallow screening, exploring challenges in screening methods to improve practice and facilitate research. METHODS: An 18-item web-based survey was devised targeting SLTs working in dysphagia in Republic of Ireland...
March 22, 2018: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558741/effects-of-spectral-overlays-on-reading-performance-of-brazilian-elementary-school-children
#10
Ana Carla Oliveira Garcia, Teresa Maria Momensohn-Santos, Douglas de Araújo Vilhena
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of spectral overlays on reading performance of Brazilian elementary school children. METHODS: Sixty-eight children (aged 9-12 years) enrolled in the 5th and 6th grade were included in the study. The Rate of Reading Test (RRT - Brazilian Portuguese version) was used to evaluate reading speed and the Irlen Reading Perceptual Scale was used to allocate the sample according to reading difficulty/discomfort symptoms and to define the optimal spectral overlays...
March 20, 2018: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554657/development-and-standardization-of-a-test-for-pragmatic-language-skills-in-egyptian-arabic-the-egyptian-arabic-pragmatic-language-test-eaplt
#11
Mona S Khodeir, Mona A Hegazi, Marwa M Saleh
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to standardize an Egyptian Arabic Pragmatic Language Test (EAPLT) using linguistically and socially suitable questions and pictures in order to be able to address specific deficits in this language domain. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Questions and pictures were designed for the EAPLT to assess 3 pragmatic language subsets: pragmatic skills, functions, and factors. Ten expert phoniatricians were asked to review the EAPLT and complete a questionnaire to assess the validity of the test items...
March 19, 2018: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533938/uniqueness-point-effects-during-speech-planning-in-adults-who-do-and-do-not-stutter
#12
Geoffrey A Coalson, Courtney T Byrd, Amanda Kuylen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Previous studies employing a variety of tasks have demonstrated that adults who stutter (AWS) pre-sent with phonological encoding differences compared to adults who do not stutter (AWNS). The present study examined whether atypical preverbal monitoring also influenced AWS performance during one such paradigm - the silent phoneme monitoring task. Specifically, we investigated whether monitoring latencies for AWS were accelerated after the word's uniqueness point - the phoneme that isolates the word from all lexical competitors - as observed for AWNS when monitoring internal and external speech...
March 13, 2018: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462822/vocal-fry-and-vowel-height-in-simulated-room-acoustics
#13
Lady Catherine Cantor-Cutiva, Pasquale Bottalico, Carlos Toshinori Ishi, Eric James Hunter
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of room acoustics in the relationship between vowel height and vocal fry. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study. Participants (college students, n = 40) read the first six sentences of "The Rainbow Passage" under nine simulated room acoustic conditions. Using two words with low vowels (act, pot) and two words with high vowels (shape, strikes) preceding a voiceless stop, the presence/absence of vocal fry was assessed using an automatic detection script...
2017: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462821/the-topography-of-stuttering-in-cantonese
#14
Thomas Law, Ann Packman, Mark Onslow, Carol K-S To, Michael C-F Tong, Kathy Y-S Lee
OBJECTIVE: This is the first study to investigate the behavioral nature (topography) of stuttering in Cantonese. Cantonese, a Sino-Tibetan language, is both tonal and syllable-timed. Previous studies of stuttering topography have mainly been in Western languages, which are mainly stress-timed. METHODS: Conversational speech samples were collected from 24 native Cantonese-speaking adults who stuttered. Six consecutive stuttering moments from each participant were analyzed using the Lidcombe behavioral data language (LBDL)...
2017: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439270/should-we-use-sentence-or-text-level-tasks-to-measure-oral-language-proficiency-in-year-one-students-following-whole-class-intervention
#15
Maria Lennox, Marleen F Westerveld, David Trembath
AIMS: To compare students' oral language proficiency on sentence- versus text-level tasks at school entry and following tier 1 intervention in their first year of formal schooling. METHODS: 104 students participated in this study. Participants were part of a broader longitudinal study and were enrolled at 3 low socioeconomic, linguistically diverse Australian primary schools. Tasks were administered to all students at the beginning and end of the school year. Performance on the sentence-level task, the Renfrew Action Picture Test (RAPT), was analysed for information and grammar as per the test manual...
2017: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421786/speaker-and-observer-perceptions-of-physical-tension-during-stuttering
#16
Seth Tichenor, Paula Leslie, Susan Shaiman, J Scott Yaruss
PURPOSE: Speech-language pathologists routinely assess physical tension during evaluation of those who stutter. If speakers experience tension that is not visible to clinicians, then judgments of severity may be inaccurate. This study addressed this potential discrepancy by comparing judgments of tension by people who stutter and expert clinicians to determine if clinicians could accurately identify the speakers' experience of physical tension. METHOD: Ten adults who stutter were audio-video recorded in two speaking samples...
2017: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402825/relationship-between-activity-noise-voice-parameters-and-voice-symptoms-among-female-teachers
#17
Sirpa Pirilä, Paula Pirilä, Terhi Ansamaa, Anneli Yliherva, Samuel Sonning, Leena Rantala
OBJECTIVE: Our interest was in how teachers' voices behave during the delivery of lessons in core subjects (e.g., mathematics, science, etc.). We sought to evaluate the relationship between voice sound pressure level (SPL), vocal fundamental frequency (F0), voice symptoms, activity noise, and differences therein during the first and the last lessons in core subjects of the day. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The participants were 24 female elementary school teachers. Voice symptoms were evaluated by questionnaire...
2017: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393222/functional-outcomes-after-behavioral-treatment-of-paradoxical-vocal-fold-motion-in-adults
#18
Karen Drake, Andrew D Palmer, Joshua S Schindler, Stephen A Tilles
OBJECTIVE: Paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM) is responsive to behavioral therapy, often resulting in a remission of symptoms, but little is known about whether treatment is beneficial with regard to PVFM-associated psychological symptoms or functional limitations. The goal of the study was to identify patient perceptions of the impact of treatment for PVFM and characteristics associated with treatment outcomes. METHODS: A survey was conducted of all adults who had received at least 1 session of treatment for PVFM in our outpatient clinic over a 2-year period...
2017: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393211/the-radboud-dysarthria-assessment-development-and-clinimetric-evaluation
#19
Simone Knuijt, Johanna G Kalf, Baziel G M van Engelen, Bert J M de Swart, Alexander C H Geurts
OBJECTIVE: In the absence of an adequate dysarthria assessment in the Netherlands, we developed the Radboud Dysarthria Assessment (RDA). This article describes its development and clinimetric evaluation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-three patients were assessed with the RDA. The recording forms were subjected to exploratory factor analysis and estimation of internal consistency. The self-evaluation questionnaire was tested for internal consistency and the severity scale for intra- and inter-rater reliability...
2017: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346796/background-factors-and-subjective-voice-symptoms-in-patients-with-acquired-vocal-fold-scarring-and-sulcus-vocalis
#20
Emma Malmström, Stellan Hertegård
OBJECTIVE: Vocal fold scarring (VFS) and sulcus vocalis (SV) often result in severe and chronic voice disorders. This study compares subjective voice complaints as rated with the Voice Handicap Index and etiological factors for patients with VFS and SV. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were collected from the medical records at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Karolinska University Hospital, for 27 VFS patients and 27 SV patients. Descriptive background factors were compared between the groups and data were compared from the Swedish Voice Handicap Index (Sw-VHI) questionnaires...
2017: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
journal
journal
31647
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"