Vocal Demands Among Classroom Teachers

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2014 by Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01625728
First received: March 14, 2012
Last updated: February 4, 2014
Last verified: February 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of the study "A comparison of vocal demands with vocal performance among classroom teachers" is to gather information about the voice production of teachers using three separate strategies: (a) measures of voice assessed with the Computerized Speech Lab (CSL) and the Phonatory Aerodynamic System (PAS) instruments in the SIUC Voice Lab.


Condition
Voice Disorders

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Comparison of Vocal Demands With Vocal Performance Among Classroom Teachers

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Further study details as provided by Southern Illinois University Carbondale:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Acoustic measures of voice. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Acoustic measures of voice (i.e., fundamental frequency, total phonation time, and SPL. Participants will be tested three separate times distributed in equal periods throughout one academic semester (i.e., 16 weeks).


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Identify changes in aerodynamic measures of voice. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Identify changes in aerodynamic measures of voice (airflow). Participants will be tested three separate times distributed in equal periods throughout one academic semester (i.e., 16 weeks).


Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: June 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Experimental group.
Participants are either student teachers or practicing teachers.
Control Group.
Participants are no students teachers or practicing teachers.

Detailed Description:

(a) measures of voice assessed with the Computerized Speech Lab (CSL) and the Phonatory Aerodynamic System (PAS) instruments in the SIUC Voice Lab

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Participants in the experimental group: student teachers enrolled in teaching education programs and active teachers. Participants in the control group: not enrolled in teaching education programs and are not active teachers.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Enrollment in teaching education programs; active teachers.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current diagnosed with voice disorder.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01625728

Contacts
Contact: Maria Claudia Franca, Ph.D. (618)453-8292 franca@siu.edu

Locations
United States, Illinois
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Recruiting
Carbondale, Illinois, United States, 62901
Contact: Maria Claudia Franca, Ph.D.    618-453-8292    franca@siu.edu   
Principal Investigator: Maria Claudia Franca, Ph.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Maria Claudia Franca, Ph.D. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Southern Illinois University Carbondale
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01625728     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10529
Study First Received: March 14, 2012
Last Updated: February 4, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Southern Illinois University Carbondale:
Voice
aerodynamics
acoustics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Voice Disorders
Laryngeal Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 22, 2014