Vocal Symptoms in Brazilian Professors: Self-Perception and Relationship Factors

Published:February 20, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2020.01.028

      Summary

      Objective

      This study aimed to investigate the self-perception of vocal symptoms and relationship factors in Brazilian academic teacher.

      Methods

      This was a cross-sectional study. The study sample consisted of 235 Brazilian academic teachers, of whom 103 were men and 132 women, aged between 26 and 67 years, and employed at 39 institutions. All participants filled out a questionnaire detailing the presence of vocal complaints, and occupation and sociodemographic information. The vocal symptoms were investigated using voice symptom scale.

      Results

      Academic teacher with vocal complaints showed a higher perception of vocal symptoms in all domains (P < 0.001 for all). Other factors did not result in any significant difference.

      Conclusion

      The only factor that influences the self-perception of vocal symptoms in Brazilian academic teachers is the presence of vocal complaints.

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