Difference in voice problems and noise reports between teachers of public and private schools in Upper Egypt

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Abo-Hasseba , A , Waaramaa , T , Alku , P & Geneid , A 2017 , ' Difference in voice problems and noise reports between teachers of public and private schools in Upper Egypt ' , Journal of Voice , vol. 31 , no. 4 , UNSP 508.e11 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2016.10.016

Title: Difference in voice problems and noise reports between teachers of public and private schools in Upper Egypt
Author: Abo-Hasseba, Ahmed; Waaramaa, Tteija; Alku, Paavo; Geneid, Ahmed
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Korva-, nenä- ja kurkkutautien klinikka
Date: 2017-07
Language: eng
Number of pages: 6
Belongs to series: Journal of Voice
ISSN: 0892-1997
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/297837
Abstract: Objective. This study aimed to assess teachers' voice symptoms and noise in schools in Upper Egypt and to study possible differences between teachers in public and private schools. Study Design. A cross-sectional analysis via questionnaire was carried out, Methods. Four schools were chosen randomly to represent primary and preparatory schools as well as public and private ones, In these schools, a total of 140 teachers participated in the study. They answered a questionnaire on vocal and throat symptoms and their effects on working and social activities, as well as levels and effects of experienced noise. Results. Of all teachers, 47.9% reported moderate or severe dysphonia within the last 6 months, and 21.4% reported daily dysphonia. All teachers reported frequent feelings of being in noise, with 82.2% feeling it sometimes or always during the working day, resulting in a need to raise their voice. Teachers in public schools experienced more noise from nearby classes. Conclusion. The working conditions and vocal health of teachers in Upper Egypt, especially in public schools, are alarming.
Subject: Egypt
Teachers
Voice
Public schools
Private schools
RISK-FACTORS
GENERAL-POPULATION
DISORDERS
PREVALENCE
COMPLAINTS
WORKING
CAREER
IMPACT
3125 Otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology
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