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Vocal Demands Among Classroom Teachers

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified February 2017 by Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01625728
First Posted: June 21, 2012
Last Update Posted: February 23, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  Purpose
The purpose of the study "A comparison of vocal demands with vocal performance among classroom teachers" is to gather information about the voice production of teachers using three separate strategies: (a) measures of voice assessed with the Computerized Speech Lab (CSL) and the Phonatory Aerodynamic System (PAS) instruments in the SIUC Voice Lab.

Condition
Voice Disorders

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Comparison of Vocal Demands With Vocal Performance Among Classroom Teachers

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Further study details as provided by Southern Illinois University Carbondale:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Acoustic measures of voice. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Acoustic measures of voice (i.e., fundamental frequency, total phonation time, and SPL. Participants will be tested three separate times distributed in equal periods throughout one academic semester (i.e., 16 weeks).


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Identify changes in aerodynamic measures of voice. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Identify changes in aerodynamic measures of voice (airflow). Participants will be tested three separate times distributed in equal periods throughout one academic semester (i.e., 16 weeks).


Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: June 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Experimental group.
Participants are either student teachers or practicing teachers.
Control Group.
Participants are no students teachers or practicing teachers.

Detailed Description:
(a) measures of voice assessed with the Computerized Speech Lab (CSL) and the Phonatory Aerodynamic System (PAS) instruments in the SIUC Voice Lab
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Participants in the experimental group: student teachers enrolled in teaching education programs and active teachers. Participants in the control group: not enrolled in teaching education programs and are not active teachers.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Enrollment in teaching education programs; active teachers.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current diagnosed with voice disorder.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01625728


Contacts
Contact: Maria Claudia Franca, Ph.D. (618)453-8292 franca@siu.edu

Locations
United States, Illinois
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Recruiting
Carbondale, Illinois, United States, 62901
Contact: Maria Claudia Franca, Ph.D.    618-453-8292    franca@siu.edu   
Principal Investigator: Maria Claudia Franca, Ph.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Maria Claudia Franca, Ph.D. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  More Information

Responsible Party: Southern Illinois University Carbondale
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01625728     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10529
First Submitted: March 14, 2012
First Posted: June 21, 2012
Last Update Posted: February 23, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Southern Illinois University Carbondale:
Voice
aerodynamics
acoustics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Voice Disorders
Laryngeal Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms