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Impact on quality of life in teachers after educational actions for prevention of voice disorders: a longitudinal study

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Pizolato, Raquel Aparecida [1] ; Beltrati Cornacchioni Rehder, Maria Ines [2] ; Meneghim, Marcelo de Castro [1] ; Bovi Ambrosano, Glaucia Maria [1] ; Mialhe, Fabio Luiz [1] ; Pereira, Antonio Carlos [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Piracicaba Dent Sch, Div Hlth Educ & Hlth Promot, Dept Community Dent, Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[2] CEFAC Grad Ctr Hlth & Educ, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 11

Background: Voice problems are more common in teachers due to intensive voice use during routine at work. There is evidence that occupational disphonia prevention programs are important in improving the quality voice and consequently the quality of subjects' lives. Aim: To investigate the impact of educational voice interventions for teachers on quality of life and voice. Methods: A longitudinal interventional study involving 70 teachers randomly selected from 11 public schools, 30 to receive educational intervention with vocal training exercises and vocal hygiene habits (experimental group) and 40 to receive guidance on vocal hygiene habits (control group control). Before the process of educational activities, the Voice-Related Quality of Life instrument (V-RQOL) was applied, and 3 months after conclusion of the activities, the subjects were interviewed again, using the same instrument. For data analysis, Prox MIXED were applied, with a level of significance alpha < 0.05. Results: Teachers showed significantly higher domain and overall V-RQOL scores after preventive intervention, in both control and experimental groups. Nevertheless, there was no statistical difference in scores between the groups. Conclusion: Educational actions for vocal health had a positive impact on the quality of life of the participants, and the incorporation of permanent educational actions at institutional level is suggested. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/01507-6 - Voice health program for fundamental school teacher: evaluation, self-perception and educative action of voice
Grantee:Raquel Aparecida Pizolato
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate