|Document ID (ISN)||109570|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Munier C., Kinsella R.
||The prevalence and impact of voice problems in primary school teachers
||Jan. 2008, Vol.58, No.1, p.74-76. Illus. 9 ref.
||http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/58/1/74 [in English]
||Teachers have been identified as being at increased risk of developing an occupational voice disorder. Primary school teachers are particularly at risk as they have little opportunity for voice rest during the working day. To analyse the prevalence and impact of voice problems, an 85-item questionnaire was administered to 550 primary school teachers from 42 schools in the greater Dublin area, Ireland. A response rate of 55% was obtained. Results suggest that 27% suffered from a voice problem and 53% from an intermittent voice problem, while only 20% had no voice problem. Teachers of the junior classes were more vulnerable to developing a voice problem than those of senior classes. The most common symptoms were dry throat and vocal fatigue. Other findings are discussed.
||dysphonia; teaching; risk factors
||subjective assessment; children; questionnaire survey; symptoms; Ireland
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Switzerland; Ireland|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Teaching and educational institutions
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)