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undergraduate thesis: Prevalence and risk factors for voice problems in school-age children

TitlePrevalence and risk factors for voice problems in school-age children
Authors
Issue Date2010
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Abstract
Voice 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."
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
SubjectVoice disorders in children -- China -- Hong Kong.
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173713

 

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dc.contributor.authorLau, Wing-hang, Kathleenen_HK
dc.contributor.author劉穎恒zh_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-01T01:14:06Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-01T01:14:06Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173713-
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."en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 28-31).en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (B.Sc)--University of Hong Kong, 2010.en_US
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.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.en_US
dc.subject.lcshVoice disorders in children -- China -- Hong Kong.en_US
dc.titlePrevalence and risk factors for voice problems in school-age childrenen_HK
dc.typeUG_Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.hkulb4813076en_US
dc.description.thesisnameBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciencesen_US
dc.description.thesislevelbachelor'sen_US
dc.description.thesisdisciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciencesen_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_US

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