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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811476/factors-involved-in-vocal-fatigue-a-pilot-study
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Evelien D'haeseleer, Mara Behlau, Laura Bruneel, Iris Meerschman, Anke Luyten, Stien Lambrecht, Mauriceia Cassol, Paul Corthals, Maryna Kryshtopava, Floris L Wuyts, Sofie Claeys, Kristiane Van Lierde
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine the vocal characteristics of a treatment-seeking population with the primary complaint of vocal fatigue (VF). METHODS: Forty-three men (mean age 42 years, range 19-69) and 145 women (mean age 34 years, range 18-68) were included. None of the subjects had received voice therapy or previous laryngeal surgery. A questionnaire, laryngeal and perceptual evaluations, aerodynamic and acoustic parameters, and the Dysphonia Severity Index (DSI) were used to determine vocal characteristics...
November 4, 2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784031/the-impact-of-dysphonic-voices-on-healthy-listeners-listener-reaction-times-speech-intelligibility-and-listener-comprehension
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Paul M Evitts, Heather Starmer, Kristine Teets, Christen Montgomery, Lauren Calhoun, Allison Schulze, Jenna MacKenzie, Lauren Adams
Purpose: There is currently minimal information on the impact of dysphonia secondary to phonotrauma on listeners. Considering the high incidence of voice disorders with professional voice users, it is important to understand the impact of a dysphonic voice on their audiences. Methods: Ninety-one healthy listeners (39 men, 52 women; mean age = 23.62 years) were presented with speech stimuli from 5 healthy speakers and 5 speakers diagnosed with dysphonia secondary to phonotrauma...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756416/agreement-between-triage-category-and-patient-s-perception-of-priority-in-emergency-departments
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Ghasem-Sam Toloo, Peter Aitken, Julia Crilly, Gerry FitzGerald
BACKGROUND: Patients attending hospital emergency departments (ED) commonly cite the urgency and severity of their condition as the main reason for choosing the ED. However, the patients' perception of urgency and severity may be different to the nurses' perception of their urgency and severity, which is underpinned by their professional experience, knowledge, training and skills. This discordance may be a cause of patient dissatisfaction. The purpose of this study is to understand the extent of agreement/disagreement between the patient's perceived priority and actual triage category and associated factors...
October 18, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576443/indirect-effects-of-contextual-factors-on-patients-consultations-with-healthcare-professionals-about-health-information-found-online
#4
Younsook Yeo
BACKGROUND: E-health users are encouraged to consult healthcare professionals about the health information they found online because it facilitates e-health users to participate in an informed decision-making process with healthcare professionals on treatment options. However, few studies have examined the path of how e-health users consult healthcare professionals about the health information. Using psychological empowerment, which claims that empowering individuals requires understanding contextual factors that interact with the individuals' intrapsychic factors, this study tested a hypothesis: the contextual factors play an indirect role between patients' perceived poor health and their consultations with healthcare professionals about the health information found online, holding predisposing factors constant...
2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27545076/comparative-analysis-of-characteristics-of-voice-use-amidst-clergy
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Jan Potter Reed, H Steven Sims
The development of "Care of the Professional Voice" as a subspecialty of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has expanded the concept of professional voice users. Although sometimes uncompensated, the clergy represents a unique group of voice users who are required to perform at a professional level. Additionally, cultural norms create great diversity in terms of style of delivery and typical venues, adding to the interest in this subset of professional voice users. We surveyed 403 respondents and found certain factors predictive of voice problems for members of the clergy...
August 18, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27368712/young-voices-in-mental-health-care-exploring-children-s-and-adolescents-service-experiences-and-preferences
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Stefan Persson, Curt Hagquist, Daniel Michelson
The development of 'youth-friendly' services has become a priority across a wide range of health-care contexts. However, relatively few studies have specifically examined users' experiences of, and preferences for, child and adolescent mental health care. The current study investigated young service users' views of outpatient and community mental health clinics in Sweden, based on two data sources. First, focus group interviews were conducted with seven children and adolescents (aged 10-18 years) to explore both positive and negative experiences of mental health care...
July 1, 2016: Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27363867/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-voice-problems-among-primary-school-teachers-in-india
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Usha Devadas, Rajashekhar Bellur, Santosh Maruthy
OBJECTIVES: Teachers are more prone to develop voice problems (VPs) when compared with other professional voice users. The aim of present study was to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of VPs among primary school teachers in India. STUDY DESIGN: Epidemiological cross-sectional survey. METHODS: Self-reporting questionnaire data were collected from 1082 teachers. RESULTS: Out of 1082 teachers who participated in the present study, 188 teachers reported VPs that account for a prevalence rate of 17...
June 27, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27343004/redesign-and-validation-of-sisom-an-interactive-assessment-and-communication-tool-for-children-with-cancer
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Susann Arvidsson, Britt-Mari Gilljam, Jens Nygren, Cornelia Maria Ruland, Trude Nordby-Bøe, Petra Svedberg
BACKGROUND: Children with cancer undergo intensive and long treatment periods that expose them and their families to a number of difficult physical, mental, and social challenges. Empowering children by actively involving them in their care can help them to cope with these challenges. It can, however, be difficult for children to be involved and talk about their illness experiences in a "traditional" conversation with health care professionals, especially for younger children. Sisom (Norwegian acronym "Si det som det er" or "Tell it how it is") is an interactive computer-based assessment and communication tool to give children (aged 6-12 years) with cancer a "voice" in their care...
2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27342753/perceptual-and-acoustic-analyses-of-good-voice-quality-in-male-radio-performers
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Samantha Warhurst, Catherine Madill, Patricia McCabe, Sten Ternström, Edwin Yiu, Robert Heard
OBJECTIVES: Good voice quality is an asset to professional voice users, including radio performers. We examined whether (1) voices could be reliably categorized as good for the radio and (2) these categories could be predicted using acoustic measures. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Male radio performers (n = 24) and age-matched male controls performed "The Rainbow Passage" as if presenting on the radio. Voice samples were rated using a three-stage paired-comparison paradigm by 51 naive listeners and perceptual categories were identified (Study 1), and then analyzed for fundamental frequency, long-term average spectrum, cepstral peak prominence, and pause or spoken-phrase duration (Study 2)...
June 21, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27008108/patients-need-a-strong-voice-in-how-nhs-is-run
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EDITORIAL
Graham Scott
Politicians, professionals and the public would surely all agree that patients must have a say in the way they access and receive NHS care, and the opportunity to provide feedback easily on their experience. However, the reality is that patients and other service users often struggle to be heard, not least if they seek redress when the quality of care does not meet their expectations.
March 23, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26971530/long-term-efficacy-of-percutaneous-steroid-injection-for-treating-benign-vocal-fold-lesions-a-prospective-study
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Seung Won Lee, Ki Nam Park
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: This study assessed the long-term efficacy and recurrence rates of percutaneous steroid injections (PSIs) for benign vocal fold lesions. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective clinical study. METHODS: A prospective human clinical trial was performed from October 2008 to September 2014 at Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Bucheon, Korea. Percutaneous steroid injection was performed in 84 consecutive patients with small benign vocal fold lesions, such as vocal fold nodules, polyps, and Reinke's edema, who could not be treated with voice therapy or surgery...
October 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26966960/subjective-and-objective-analyses-of-voice-improvement-after-phonosurgery-in-professional-voice-users
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Guilherme Simas do Amaral Catani, Rogério Hamerschmidt, Ana Tereza Ramos Moreira, Jorge Rufino Ribas Timi, Gislaine Richter Minhoto Wiemes, Jorge Ido, Evaldo Macedo
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate voice improvement after phonosurgery by subjective and objective voice analysis. DESIGN: Prospective observational analytic group study. METHODS: This study was conducted from January 2012 to December 2013. Two hundred forty professional voice users (patients), classified as Koufman level I or II with benign vocal fold lesions, were divided in two groups. Patients in group 1 had a diagnosis of superficial vocal fold lesions, and patients in group 2 had deep lesions on the vocal folds...
March 2016: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26952320/a-comparative-study-of-iranian-female-primary-school-teachers-quality-of-life-with-and-without-voice-complaints
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Ozra Aghadoost, Negin Moradi, Alireza Aghadoost, Ali Montazeri, Majid Soltani, Ali Saffari
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: As the largest group of professional voice users, teachers are more likely to face voice disorders because of their specific job conditions. This study aimed to compare the quality of life in female teachers with and without voice complaints. STUDY DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional descriptive-analytical study. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of samples of primary school female teachers with (n = 60) and without (n = 60) voice disorders...
March 4, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26929431/listening-to-the-consumer-voice-developing-multilingual-cancer-information-resources-for-people-affected-by-liver-cancer
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Monica C Robotin, Mamta Porwal, Max Hopwood, Debbie Nguyen, Minglo Sze, Carla Treloar, Jacob George
BACKGROUND: In Australia, liver cancer incidence is rising, particularly among people born in hepatitis B-endemic countries. We sought to build an understanding of the information needs of people affected by liver cancer, to inform the design of in-language consumer information resources. METHODS: We searched the World Wide Web for available in-language consumer information and conducted a literature search on consumers' information needs and their preferred means of accessing it...
February 29, 2016: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26879526/the-anonymity-paradox-in-patient-engagement-reputation-risk-and-web-based-public-feedback
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Ewen Speed, Charlie Davison, Caroline Gunnell
The UK National Health Service (NHS) has long espoused patient and public engagement. Recent years have seen increasing use of internet-based methods of collecting feedback about patient experience and public and staff views about NHS services and priorities. Often hailed as a means of facilitating participative democratic patient engagement, these processes raise a number of complex issues. A key aspect of it is the opportunity for comment to be made anonymously. Our research reveals an anonymity paradox whereby patients clearly demonstrate a perception that anonymity is a prerequisite for effective use of these feedback processes, whereas professionals demonstrate a perception that patient anonymity is a barrier to effective use...
June 2016: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26873423/the-effect-of-hydration-on-the-voice-quality-of-future-professional-vocal-performers
#16
Liezl van Wyk, Mariaan Cloete, Danel Hattingh, Jeannie van der Linde, Salome Geertsema
OBJECTIVES: The application of systemic hydration as an instrument for optimal voice quality has been a common practice by several professional voice users over the years. Although the physiological action has been determined, the benefits on acoustic and perceptual characteristics are relatively unknown. The present study aimed to determine whether systemic hydration has beneficial outcomes on the voice quality of future professional voice users. STUDY DESIGN: A within-subject, pretest posttest design is applied to determine quantitative research results of female singing students between 18 and 32 years of age without a history of voice pathology...
February 9, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26795968/prevalence-and-voice-characteristics-of-laryngeal-pathology-in-an-italian-voice-therapy-seeking-population
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Francesco Mozzanica, Daniela Ginocchio, Rosaria Barillari, Stefania Barozzi, Patrizia Maruzzi, Francesco Ottaviani, Antonio Schindler
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and clinical characteristics of voice disorders in a large group of patients seeking voice therapy. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective prevalence study. METHODS: A total of 821 patients were enrolled. Each patient was evaluated following a multidimensional protocol including videolaryngostroboscopy, perception, acoustics, aerodynamics, and self-rating by the patient. Data regarding age, gender, tobacco use, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and professional voice use were collected and analyzed...
January 18, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26710684/hearing-performance-and-voice-acoustics-of-cochlear-implanted-children
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Ana Cristina Coelho, Alcione Ghedino Brasolotto, Maria Cecília Bevilacqua, Adriane Lima Mortari Moret, Fayez Bahmad Júnior
INTRODUCTION: The voice of hearing-impaired individuals has been described extensively, and exhibits abnormalities in quality, articulation and resonance. Having an understanding of the aspects that may have an impact on voice characteristics of cochlear implant users is important for users and for professionals in this field. OBJECTIVE: To verify the existence of correlation between age, time of device use, voice detection threshold, hearing category score and language category score with acoustic data of voices of cochlear implanted children...
January 2016: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26700739/voice-characteristics-associated-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Kadriye Aydin, Sevtap Akbulut, Mehmet Gokhan Demir, Sevin Demir, Aysenur Ozderya, Sule Temizkan, Mehmet Sargin
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To test the assumption that voice is changed in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and identify changes that occur. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional pilot study. METHODS: Thirty patients with PCOS and a control group of 22 age-matched and body mass index-matched healthy women were included. Demographic data, anthropometric measurement, serum androgens, and Voice Handicap Index-10 were determined. Transnasal fiberoptic laryngoscopy and rigid stroboscopy were performed...
September 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26627975/fostering-interpersonal-trust-on-social-media-physicians-perspectives-and-experiences
#20
Sirous Panahi, Jason Watson, Helen Partridge
BACKGROUND: The problem of developing and sustaining mutual trust is one of the main barriers to knowledge sharing on social media platforms such as blogs, wikis, micro-blogs and social networking websites. While many studies argue that mutual trust is necessary for online communication and knowledge sharing, few have actually explored and demonstrated how physicians can establish and sustain trusted relationships on social media. OBJECTIVES: To identify approaches through which physicians establish interpersonal trust on social media...
February 2016: Postgraduate Medical Journal
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