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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Correlation Between Voice And Life Quality And Occupation.
Author: Spina, Ana Lúcia
Maunsell, Rebecca
Sandalo, Karine
Gusmão, Reinaldo
Crespo, Agrício
Abstract: Dysphonia may impair the quality of communication and social relations of people, thereby directly affecting quality of life. It is common knowledge amongst professionals involved with the treatment of voice disorders the need for objective protocols to evaluate voice quality and measure its impact on the individual's quality of life. To associate life quality with the degree of dysphonia and professional voice use in a group of dysphonic patients. A prospective clinical study was undertaken with a group of dysphonic patients using an internationally validated voice-related quality-of-life protocol. A statistical analysis of the results was carried out, not distinguishing between those who use their voices professionally and those who don't. Dysphonia had an impact on the quality of life of all patients. There was no statistically significant difference between the groups - professional users and non-users of their voices; however, considering the groups separately, this correlation was significant only in the group of patients who do not use their voices professionally. Dysphonia affected the quality of life of all subjects regardless of their voice use.
Subject: Adolescent
Adult
Chi-square Distribution
Dysphonia
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Occupations
Quality Of Life
Voice
Voice Disorders
Voice Quality
Young Adult
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19575116
Date Issue: -1-Uns- -1
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