Title

The effectiveness of combining vocal hygiene training and vocal function exercises on improving vocal quality in occupational voice users : a systematic review

Date of Completion

2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology

Keywords

Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Exercise, Voice Quality

Abstract

The study employed a systematic review to determine the effectivity of the following interventions: combined vocal hygiene training and vocal function exercises versus single intervention of vocal hygiene training only. The purpose was to discuss vocal hygiene training and vocal function exercises to determine if combined or vocal hygiene training intervention only will help improve the occupational voice users’ vocal quality, provide recommendations to occupational voice users on what is the best technique to take of their voice and to know which is more effective intervention in avoiding voice disorder for occupational voice user. A search was performed in EBSCO and resulted to 12 journals. There were 3 levels of reviewers who examined if the journals qualified for the study based on the ASHA quality indicators and the inclusion and exclusion criteria set by the researchers. The review found out that combined vocal hygiene training and vocal function exercises was effective in improving the vocal quality of occupational voice users. Both interventions were most effective in improving voice quality in occupational voice users compared with using vocal hygiene training only.

First Advisor

Aileen P. Atienza

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