Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology


Muscle Tension Dysphonia, Voice Treatment, Voice Treatment


The general objective of the study is to identify and to determine the similarities and differences in the indicators of voice treatment effectiveness of an adult patient with MTD and a SLP Voice Practitioner. A descriptive qualitative - phenomenological research design was utilized using an inductive method through thematic analysis in order to obtain the indicators of voice treatment effectiveness based on an adult patient with MTD and an SLP voice practitioner. The study was conducted in De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute. The participants consist of one (1) Adult patient with Muscle Tension Dysphonia and one (1) Speech and Language Pathology voice practitioner. The researchers formulated an interview protocol and guide questions for the participants which had been validated by 2 SLPs. An interview was done to via Zoom and Google Meet. There were 2 interview facilitators, 1 transcriber and recorder and 2 individuals transcribed the collected recordings. The gathered data from participants were compared and crossreferenced to ensure the validity of the transcription data. The identified indicators from the adult patient with MTD were (1) Auditory Perceptual and (2) Effort during voice production. Based on the responses of the SLP, the identified indicators were (1) Voice Parameters and Vocal Function (2) Patient Satisfaction. In conclusion, there are no identified common indicators observed in this study stated by the SLP and the adult patient with MTD. However, it should be noted that the researchers were not able to reach saturation of data due to the very small sample size. As such, there may be indicators that are not included in this study that may arise if there is an increase in sample size and a saturation of data has been reached

First Advisor

Ms. Larissa Christia Adique, CSP-PASP