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dc.contributor.authorKyriakou, Kyriaki-
dc.contributor.authorPetinou, Kakia-
dc.contributor.authorPhinikettos, Ioannis-
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-18T07:36:32Z-
dc.date.available2019-04-18T07:36:32Z-
dc.date.issued2018-05-23-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Environment and Health Science, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 26-33, 2018en_US
dc.identifier.issn2378-6841-
dc.identifier.urihttp://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/13540-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The aim of this survey was to explore risk factors and prevalence of voice disorders in male and female university professors in order to determine the need for a gender specific preventative vocal hygiene education program which could improve their occupational performance. Methods: An online survey was filled out by 102 female and 94 male university professors from 12 universities in Cyprus. The survey obtained information on risk factors that may lead to voice problems related to general health, voice use, lifestyle, and environment, as well as, the self-perceived severity of a participant’s voice difficulty. The chi-squared test was applied to investigate the differences in answers for each voice risk factor between male and female professors. The prevalence of self-perceived voice disorders in males and females was also calculated. Results: The estimated prevalence of self-perceived voice disorders was 43.1% for female and 26.6% for male professors. Female professors were more likely to “frequently” experience respiratory infections, “sometimes” speak over their natural breath cycle, and “always” and “frequently” have stress and anxiety than males. Female faculty were also more likely to have breaks between classes that last less than 30 minutes. Conclusions: Risk factors for developing voice disorders in female professors are related to health, voice use and lifestyle. Therefore, a preventative gender specific vocal hygiene education program is recommended for female faculty.en_US
dc.formatpdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOmmega Publishersen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Environment and Health Scienceen_US
dc.rights© 2018 Kyriakou, K. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.en_US
dc.subjectRisk factorsen_US
dc.subjectVoice disordersen_US
dc.subjectPrevalenceen_US
dc.subjectMaleen_US
dc.subjectFemaleen_US
dc.subjectUniversity professorsen_US
dc.subjectCyprusen_US
dc.titleRisk and Prevalence of Self-Perceived Voice Disorders in Male and Female University Professorsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.collaborationCyprus University of Technologyen_US
dc.subject.categoryClinical Medicineen_US
dc.journalsOpen Accessen_US
dc.countryCyprusen_US
dc.subject.fieldMedical and Health Sciencesen_US
dc.publicationPeer Revieweden_US
dc.identifier.doi10.15436/2378-6841.18.1834en_US
cut.common.academicyear2017-2018en_US
item.grantfulltextopen-
item.fulltextWith Fulltext-
item.languageiso639-1other-
crisitem.author.deptDepartment of Rehabilitation Sciences-
crisitem.author.facultyFaculty of Health Sciences-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0001-6580-5190-
crisitem.author.parentorgFaculty of Health Sciences-
crisitem.journal.journalissn2378-6841-
crisitem.journal.publisherOmmega Publishers-
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