Correlation Between (PV-RQOL), The Auditory Perceptual Assessment and Acoustic Analysis of Voice in Dysphonic Children
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The aim of this study is to assess the Correlation between The Arabic Pediatric Voice Related Quality of Life (PV-RQOL), The Auditory Perceptual Assessment and Acoustic Analysis of voice of dysphonic children. This is important to provide an efficient therapeutic strategy for these children.
All participants' scores of (PV-RQOL) questionnaire will be correlated with scores of auditory perceptual assessment and Acoustic voice analysis. [ Time Frame: baseline ]
Application of the Arabic Pediatric Voice Related Quality of Life (PV-RQOL): all participants /parents of the participants will be given (PV-RQOL) form that consists of 10 questions divided among 4 subdomains: The social (questions no: 8 and 10), emotional (questions no: 4 and 5) , The physical (questions no: 2 and 3) and the functional (questions no: 1, 6,7 and 9) . Thus the total score can range from 0 to 100 points with higher scores indicating a better quality of life.and Auditory perceptual assessment (APA) of the participant's voice: the domains will be graded on a scale of 0-3, in which 0 is normal and 3 is severe.and Acoustic voice analysis: will be carried out using Kay Elemetrics' Computerized Speech Laboratory. These measures will be obtained by recording the voice of each participant using a microphone positioned ∼10 cm from his/her mouth and the participantswill be asked to phonate a sustained vowel /a/ at comfortable pitch and intensity levels.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
6 Years to 18 Years (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
One hundred twenty six (126) children will participate in the study; in 2 groups ,1-study group 63 children they have dysphonia due to functional (non-organic) causes or due to Minimal Associated Pathological Lesions (MAPLs),2-control group 63 children without vocal complaints They will be recruited from the outpatient clinic of Phoniatric Unit, Assiut University Hospital.
Participants (whether their caretakers or themselves) will sign an informed consent of approval to participate in the study after explanation of the study procedures.
-clinical diagnosis of change of voice due to functional (non-organic) causes or due to Minimal Associated Pathological Lesions (MAPLs).
chronic illnesses affecting their quality of lives.