Clinical Trial

Telepractice by Smartphone App in Preventing Voice Problems

Study Description

Effectiveness of Telepractice by Smartphone App Technology in Preventing Voice Problems

Voice disorders in teachers have a significant impact on communication, quality of life, and economic costs to the healthcare system. We need to advance the prevention of voice disorders in teachers by testing an online telepractice model with synchronous (in real-time) and asynchronous (stored and accessed later) methods. The current study will investigate the effectiveness of the theoretically-driven Global Voice Prevention Model (GVPM) delivered by two methods; 1) online telepractice (synchronous and asynchronous) and 2) traditional, in-person for vocally healthy physical education and vocal music student teachers. Effectiveness of the model will be assessed by voice-related measures captured daily on a smartphone app during student teaching, matching the asynchronous aspects of the telepractice model and representing the effects of vocal loading from teaching.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Telepractice Global Voice Prevention Model

Behavioral - In-person Global Voice Prevention Model

Behavioral - Telepractice, Vocal Hygiene and Vocal Education

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Effectiveness of Telepractice by Smartphone App Technology in Preventing Voice Problems

Clinical Trial ID

NCT02873130

ParticipAid ID

6dBpYa