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Type: Journal article
Title: Alteração vocal auto-referida em professores: prevalência e fatores associados = Self-reported voice problems among teachers: prevalence and associated factors
Other Titles: Alteracao vocal auto-referida em professores: prevalencia e fatores associados: prevalencia y factores asociados = Self-reported voice problems among teachers: prevalence and associated factors
Author: Marcal, C.
De Anselmo Peres, M.
Citation: Revista de Saude Publica, 2011; 45(3):503-511
Publisher: Universidade de São Paulo
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 0034-8910
Statement of
Cláudia Cossentino Bruck Marçal; Marco Aurélio Peres
Abstract: OBJETIVO: Estimar la prevalencia de alteración vocal auto-referida en profesores e identificar factores asociados. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal con muestra de 393 profesores de enseñanza fundamental de Florianópolis, Sur de Brasil, por medio de cuestionario auto-aplicado en 2009. Se realizó análisis multivariable de regresión de Poisson, estimándose las tasas de prevalencia e intervalos de 95% de confianza. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de alteración vocal fue de 47,6% (IC95% 42,6;52,5). Posterior al ajuste, permanecieron asociados a la mayor prevalencia de alteración vocal ser del sexo femenino y la presencia de rinitis/sinusitis y faringitis. CONCLUSIONES: Se observó elevada prevalencia de alteración vocal auto-referida entre los profesores estudiados. = OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of self-reported voice problems and to identify associated factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out in a sample of 393 public elementary and middle school teachers in Florianópolis, Southern Brazil, in 2009. A self-administered questionnaire was used. A multivariable Poisson regression model was performed to estimate prevalence ratios and their related 95% confidence intervals. RESULTS: The prevalence of voice problems was 47.6% (95%CI 42.6;52.5). In the final adjusted analysis the following variables remained associated with a higher prevalence of voice problems: being female and the presence of rhinitis/sinusitis and pharyngitis. CONCLUSIONS: A high prevalence of self-reported voice problems was found among the teachers studied.
Keywords: Humans
Voice Disorders
Occupational Diseases
Epidemiologic Methods
Sex Factors
Middle Aged
Young Adult
Description: Published in Portuguese and English. Abstract also published in Spanish.
Rights: All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License
DOI: 10.1590/S0034-89102011005000025
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