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Applicability of Voice Protocol Anamnesis in Communication Disorders in Children

Grant number: 11/01597-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2011
Effective date (End): May 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Speech Therapy
Principal researcher:Nair Katia Nemr
Grantee:Karen Elena Lobrigate
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FM). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Dysphonia is one of the most common communication disorders in childhood. It may be associated with vocal abuse and with other issues related to health and lifestyle. A comprehensive understanding of each case will enable greater agility in the evaluation and effectiveness in the treatment, which can be facilitated by the use of research protocols developed and standardized for the pediatric population.Objective: Verify the applicability of a child interview protocol for vocal clinic.Methodology: The Anamnesis Protocol in Children with produced calculation of scores will be answered by those responsible for 30 children between 4 and 11 years with complaint and voice disorder (GD) and 30 without complaint either voice disorder (NDG), matched for age and sex. The DG is composed of children from the waiting list of that service, who will pass through the larynx and vocal evaluation. Children of NDG will be those whose families consent to participate,DG children's brothers and sisters and Departmentof Physical Therapy, Speech Theray and Occupational Therapy employees' children. Inclusion criteria were the absence of both vocal complaints and disorder of voice proved through a perceptual voice analysis. After completing the interview the proposed score is calculated. Statistical analysis will include descriptive measures and tests needed to compare the responses of clinical history and scores between groups.

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