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Type and severity of pain during phonation in professional voice users and nonvocal professionals

Kristiane Van Lierde UGent, Joke Dijckmans, Lara Scheffel and Mara Behlau (2012) JOURNAL OF VOICE. 26(5). p.671.e19-671.e23-671.e23
abstract
Objective : The purpose of this study was to determine the presence, frequency, and intensity of pain during speaking in professional voice users and nonvocal professionals and to determine if the presence of pain is significantly related with the profile of the professional voice user. Based on the available literature, significantly more pain symptoms in professional voice users can be hypothesized. Study Design : Sample survey. Methods : To characterize the presence, type, and degree of pain symptoms during speaking, a questionnaire was used. Pain severity was measured by means of a numerical rating scale. Results : Fifty-five (176/320) percent of the nonvocal professionals and 84% (698/832) of the professional voice users mentioned the presence of one or more pain symptoms during speaking. Throat pain was mentioned as the most common pain in both the professional and nonvocal professional voice users. The professional voice users showed significantly more throat, neck, shoulder, headache, ear, and back pain. Moreover, the intensity of throat pain was significantly increased in the professional voice users. Conclusions : This study showed evidence that several types of pain are present with significantly greater frequency in professional voice users. Vocal screening strategies, diagnostic, and treatment protocols should include the assessment of the type and severity of pain. Currently, the voice clinic is working on improving the diagnostic protocol with the objective of defining the combination of tests, which best diagnose voice problems and related complaints and which evaluate progress in vocal characteristics and pain after rehabilitation.
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published
subject
keyword
Nonvocal professional, Pain, Professional voice users, Voice, DISORDERS, SINGERS, IMPACT, CARE
journal title
JOURNAL OF VOICE
J. Voice
volume
26
issue
5
pages
671.e19-671.e23 - 671.e23
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000308672400045
JCR category
OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
JCR impact factor
1.55 (2012)
JCR rank
17/43 (2012)
JCR quartile
2 (2012)
ISSN
0892-1997
DOI
10.1016/j.jvoice.2011.11.008
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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2987478
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2987478
date created
2012-09-14 15:28:57
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2013-07-09 16:18:33
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  abstract     = {Objective : The purpose of this study was to determine the presence, frequency, and intensity of pain during speaking in professional voice users and nonvocal professionals and to determine if the presence of pain is significantly related with the profile of the professional voice user. Based on the available literature, significantly more pain symptoms in professional voice users can be hypothesized.
Study Design : Sample survey.
Methods : To characterize the presence, type, and degree of pain symptoms during speaking, a questionnaire was used. Pain severity was measured by means of a numerical rating scale.
Results : Fifty-five (176/320) percent of the nonvocal professionals and 84\% (698/832) of the professional voice users mentioned the presence of one or more pain symptoms during speaking. Throat pain was mentioned as the most common pain in both the professional and nonvocal professional voice users. The professional voice users showed significantly more throat, neck, shoulder, headache, ear, and back pain. Moreover, the intensity of throat pain was significantly increased in the professional voice users.
Conclusions : This study showed evidence that several types of pain are present with significantly greater frequency in professional voice users. Vocal screening strategies, diagnostic, and treatment protocols should include the assessment of the type and severity of pain. Currently, the voice clinic is working on improving the diagnostic protocol with the objective of defining the combination of tests, which best diagnose voice problems and related complaints and which evaluate progress in vocal characteristics and pain after rehabilitation.},
  author       = {Van Lierde, Kristiane and Dijckmans, Joke and Scheffel, Lara and Behlau, Mara},
  issn         = {0892-1997},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF VOICE},
  keyword      = {Nonvocal professional,Pain,Professional voice users,Voice,DISORDERS,SINGERS,IMPACT,CARE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {671.e19-671.e23--671.e23},
  title        = {Type and severity of pain during phonation in professional voice users and nonvocal professionals},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2011.11.008},
  volume       = {26},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Van Lierde, Kristiane, Joke Dijckmans, Lara Scheffel, and Mara Behlau. 2012. “Type and Severity of Pain During Phonation in Professional Voice Users and Nonvocal Professionals.” Journal of Voice 26 (5): 671.e19–671.e23–671.e23.
APA
Van Lierde, Kristiane, Dijckmans, J., Scheffel, L., & Behlau, M. (2012). Type and severity of pain during phonation in professional voice users and nonvocal professionals. JOURNAL OF VOICE, 26(5), 671.e19–671.e23–671.e23.
Vancouver
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Van Lierde K, Dijckmans J, Scheffel L, Behlau M. Type and severity of pain during phonation in professional voice users and nonvocal professionals. JOURNAL OF VOICE. 2012;26(5):671.e19–671.e23–671.e23.
MLA
Van Lierde, Kristiane, Joke Dijckmans, Lara Scheffel, et al. “Type and Severity of Pain During Phonation in Professional Voice Users and Nonvocal Professionals.” JOURNAL OF VOICE 26.5 (2012): 671.e19–671.e23–671.e23. Print.