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TitlePrevalence and risk factors for voice problems in school-age children
 
AuthorsLau, Wing-hang, Kathleen
劉穎恒
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
 
AbstractVoice disorders affect 6% of school-age children in the western countries. However, similar researches are not available in Hong Kong. The present study aims to investigate the prevalence of voice problems in school-age children in Hong Kong and the associated risk factors. Data were collected from 742 parents of school-age children using self-reported questionnaires. The results revealed that the prevalence of reporting a current voice problem was 5.4% and the prevalence of voice disorders during their lifetime was 8.6%. The results also identified that voice intensity, pitch, temperament, presenting with the habit of screaming, tense muscle, diagnosed articulation problem and diagnosed dyslexia, and having a tense and hurried communication mode at home were associated with increased risks of developing voice problems. The study provides empirical data to support and urge the need for parental education on awareness on vocal hygiene, signs of developing voice problem and the correct use of voice.
 
Description"A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Speech and Hearing Sciences), The University of Hong Kong, June 30, 2010."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 28-31).
Thesis (B.Sc)--University of Hong Kong, 2010.
 
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
 
SubjectVoice disorders in children -- China -- Hong Kong.
 
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
 
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dc.contributor.authorLau, Wing-hang, Kathleen
 
dc.contributor.author劉穎恒
 
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-01T01:14:06Z
 
dc.date.available2012-11-01T01:14:06Z
 
dc.date.issued2010
 
dc.description.abstractVoice disorders affect 6% of school-age children in the western countries. However, similar researches are not available in Hong Kong. The present study aims to investigate the prevalence of voice problems in school-age children in Hong Kong and the associated risk factors. Data were collected from 742 parents of school-age children using self-reported questionnaires. The results revealed that the prevalence of reporting a current voice problem was 5.4% and the prevalence of voice disorders during their lifetime was 8.6%. The results also identified that voice intensity, pitch, temperament, presenting with the habit of screaming, tense muscle, diagnosed articulation problem and diagnosed dyslexia, and having a tense and hurried communication mode at home were associated with increased risks of developing voice problems. The study provides empirical data to support and urge the need for parental education on awareness on vocal hygiene, signs of developing voice problem and the correct use of voice.
 
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dc.description"A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Speech and Hearing Sciences), The University of Hong Kong, June 30, 2010."
 
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 28-31).
 
dc.descriptionThesis (B.Sc)--University of Hong Kong, 2010.
 
dc.description.thesisdisciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciences
 
dc.description.thesislevelBachelor's
 
dc.description.thesisnameBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
 
dc.identifier.hkulb4813076
 
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173713
 
dc.languageeng
 
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.
 
dc.subject.lcshVoice disorders in children -- China -- Hong Kong.
 
dc.titlePrevalence and risk factors for voice problems in school-age children
 
dc.typeUG_Thesis
 
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was 5.4% and the prevalence of voice disorders during their lifetime was 8.6%. The results
also identified that voice intensity, pitch, temperament, presenting with the habit of
screaming, tense muscle, diagnosed articulation problem and diagnosed dyslexia, and having
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