Assessment of Stuttering Severity in Adults and Adolescences in Conversational and Narrative Contexts
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04082104|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 9, 2019
Last Update Posted : September 9, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Stuttering||Diagnostic Test: Stuttering Severity Instument version 3|
Stuttering is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases as well as involuntary silent pauses or blocks.
In the world, approximately 1% of the adult population suffer from stuttering. Stuttering has severe impact on the overall quality of the person's life such as anxiety, stress, shame, low self-esteem and negative affectivity .It also affects his educational attainment, his attractiveness and work life as he avoids employment.
Stuttering varies in severity, frequency and duration from situation to situation. So its dynamics are best understood within discourse contexts that involve interactions with other people. Clinicians typically rely on spontaneous conversational samples for analyzing speech disfluencies. They have good validity, but the use of a more structured form of speech may allow for more efficient, reliable elicitation of stuttering related behaviours and better understanding of the nature of stuttering.
Narration offers a more structured context than conversation because storytellers must weave together information about the characters, the circumstances and actions. Also, narration often contains more complex language than conversation and put the whole responsibility on the speaker for planning and conveying the information to the listener, compared to conversation where two or more speakers co-construct the stream of topics and comments. Thus, narration places more linguistic, cognitive and communicative demands on speakers than does conversation.
A research was done on six adult participants and showed that some of them stuttered more during conversation and others stuttered more during narration.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Official Title:||Assessment of Stuttering Severity in Adults and Adolescences in Conversational and Narrative Contexts|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||October 14, 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||October 14, 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||August 2022|
- Diagnostic Test: Stuttering Severity Instument version 3
Riley's Stuttering Severity Instrument is used for the objective assessment of severity and in other examinations of stuttered speech. Current versions of the instrument measures three parameters: 1) stuttering frequency; 2) duration of selected stutters; 3) observed physical concomitants.
- measuring the stuttering severity index in narrative and conversational contexts by using Stuttering Severity Instrument version 3 (scale ranges from very mild to very severe) [ Time Frame: baseline ]
- Comparison between the stuttering severity indices in narrative and conversational contexts (comparing the results of the primary outcome) by using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences [ Time Frame: baseline ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04082104
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