Title

Signs and symptoms of voice disorders among speech and language pathology professors in De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute

Date of Completion

4-22-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology

Keywords

voice disorders

Abstract

The researchers utilized a descriptive quantitative research design and used frequency count (n) to interpret gathered data, to determine the most frequent signs and symptoms among SLP instructors in DLSMHSI. Seven (7) out of twelve (12) SLP instructors in DLSMHSI agreed to participate in the said study. Participants were selected through purposive sampling technique. In conclusion, the present signs and symptoms present in SLP instructors are vocal fatigue, strained voice, difficulty projecting the voice, increased physical effort, hoarseness, monotone, aphonia, shaky voice, and breathiness for voice symptoms; sore throat, breathlessness, and frequent throat clearing for physical discomfort. Also, The most frequent signs and symptoms of voice disorder that SLP instructors experience are vocal fatigue, strained voice, and sore throat.

The researchers utilized a descriptive quantitative research design and used frequency count (n) to interpret gathered data, to determine the most frequent signs and symptoms among SLP instructors in DLSMHSI. Seven (7) out of twelve (12) SLP instructors in DLSMHSI agreed to participate in the said study. Participants were selected through purposive sampling technique. In conclusion, the present signs and symptoms present in SLP instructors are vocal fatigue, strained voice, difficulty projecting the voice, increased physical effort, hoarseness, monotone, aphonia, shaky voice, and breathiness for voice symptoms; sore throat, breathlessness, and frequent throat clearing for physical discomfort. Also, The most frequent signs and symptoms of voice disorder that SLP instructors experience are vocal fatigue, strained voice, and sore throat.

First Advisor

Aileen P. Atienza

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