Screening value of V-RQOL in the evaluation of occupational voice disorders.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/618202
Title:
Screening value of V-RQOL in the evaluation of occupational voice disorders.
Authors:
Morawska, Joanna; Niebudek-Bogusz, Ewa; Wiktorowicz, Justyna; Sliwinska-Kowalska, Mariola ( 0000-0001-7569-3882 )
Abstract:
Given the growing number of occupational voice users, easy and quick broad-scale screening is necessary to provide prophylaxis of voice disorders. The aim of the study was to assess applicability of the Voice Related Quality of Life questionnaire (V-RQOL) to screening occupational voice disorders.; The research comprised 284 subjects divided into 3 groups: 0 - the control group of normophonic subjects, non-professional voice users (N = 60), 1 - occupational voice users with objectively confirmed voice disorders (N = 124), 2 - the non-randomized group of occupational voice users with and without voice problems (N = 100). Self-assessment of voice was performed by means of the V-RQOL in comparison to the Voice Handicap Index (VHI). The relation between the V-RQOL and VHI was determined by means of linear regression. Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curves were constructed and the cut-off point of the VRQOL was determined to discriminate between normophonic and dysphonic subjects.; The relationship between the VHI and V-RQOL scores indicated a satisfactory coefficient of determination: R<sup>2</sup> = 0.7266. High values of Cronbach's α confirmed high reliability of the V-RQOL test (0.867). Voice-Related Quality of Life questionnaire (V-RQOL) results were significantly worse in the study group than for normophonic controls (p < 0.001). The cut-off point for the test was set at 79 points. The determined area under the curve (AUC) = 0.910 (p < 0.001) showed high diagnostic accuracy of the V-RQOL. Results of the VRQOL differed for diagnose-based subgroups of dysphonic patients.; The study gives grounds for application of the V-RQOL as a reliable tool for screening occupational voice disorders. Med Pr 2018;69(2).
Affiliation:
Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland
Citation:
Med Pr 2017
Journal:
Medycyna Pracy
Issue Date:
28-Dec-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/618202
DOI:
10.13075/mp.5893.00649
PubMed ID:
29300394
Additional Links:
http://medpr.imp.lodz.pl/Screening-value-of-V-RQOL-in-the-evaluation-of-occupational-voice-disorders,78068,0,2.html
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0465-5893
Sponsors:
This study was partially supported by the project of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (No. 18.15/2016-2017, titled “Comparison of voice-related quality of life assessment conducted by means of V-RQOL questionnaire and Voice handicap Index (VHI) in dysphonic occupational voice users”, project manager: Joanna Morawska, M.A.).
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dc.contributor.authorMorawska, Joannaen
dc.contributor.authorNiebudek-Bogusz, Ewaen
dc.contributor.authorWiktorowicz, Justynaen
dc.contributor.authorSliwinska-Kowalska, Mariolaen
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-21T11:08:23Z-
dc.date.available2018-02-21T11:08:23Z-
dc.date.issued2017-12-28-
dc.identifier.citationMed Pr 2017en
dc.identifier.issn0465-5893-
dc.identifier.pmid29300394-
dc.identifier.doi10.13075/mp.5893.00649-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10146/618202-
dc.description.abstractGiven the growing number of occupational voice users, easy and quick broad-scale screening is necessary to provide prophylaxis of voice disorders. The aim of the study was to assess applicability of the Voice Related Quality of Life questionnaire (V-RQOL) to screening occupational voice disorders.en
dc.description.abstractThe research comprised 284 subjects divided into 3 groups: 0 - the control group of normophonic subjects, non-professional voice users (N = 60), 1 - occupational voice users with objectively confirmed voice disorders (N = 124), 2 - the non-randomized group of occupational voice users with and without voice problems (N = 100). Self-assessment of voice was performed by means of the V-RQOL in comparison to the Voice Handicap Index (VHI). The relation between the V-RQOL and VHI was determined by means of linear regression. Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curves were constructed and the cut-off point of the VRQOL was determined to discriminate between normophonic and dysphonic subjects.en
dc.description.abstractThe relationship between the VHI and V-RQOL scores indicated a satisfactory coefficient of determination: R<sup>2</sup> = 0.7266. High values of Cronbach's α confirmed high reliability of the V-RQOL test (0.867). Voice-Related Quality of Life questionnaire (V-RQOL) results were significantly worse in the study group than for normophonic controls (p < 0.001). The cut-off point for the test was set at 79 points. The determined area under the curve (AUC) = 0.910 (p < 0.001) showed high diagnostic accuracy of the V-RQOL. Results of the VRQOL differed for diagnose-based subgroups of dysphonic patients.en
dc.description.abstractThe study gives grounds for application of the V-RQOL as a reliable tool for screening occupational voice disorders. Med Pr 2018;69(2).en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was partially supported by the project of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (No. 18.15/2016-2017, titled “Comparison of voice-related quality of life assessment conducted by means of V-RQOL questionnaire and Voice handicap Index (VHI) in dysphonic occupational voice users”, project manager: Joanna Morawska, M.A.).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://medpr.imp.lodz.pl/Screening-value-of-V-RQOL-in-the-evaluation-of-occupational-voice-disorders,78068,0,2.htmlen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Medycyna pracyen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectscreeningen
dc.subjectdysphoniaen
dc.subjectoccupational voice disordersen
dc.titleScreening value of V-RQOL in the evaluation of occupational voice disorders.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Polanden
dc.identifier.journalMedycyna Pracyen

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