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HARMONY IN SILENCE: UNVEILING THE SPECTRUM OF DYSPHONIA KNOWLEDGE AMONG PATIENTS IN TERTIARY HEALTHCARE SETTING, KOCHI.
K. T. Moly, Sruthi V. B., Anisha Vadakkepatt*, Anusree Biju, Anusree K. B., Anuswarya Venugopal and Aranya P. S.
Background: Millions of people suffer from voice problems and lost their careers due to their voice disturbance.Many researchers have concentrated on people with 20% voice problems, and they have conducted programs forprofessional voice users to protect their voice from misuse, overuse, and abuse. Reviewing that report, theinvestigator planned to assess the knowledge regarding dysphonia among patients attending selected hospitals inKochi. The objectives were to assess the knowledge regarding dysphonia among patients attending a selectedhospital, and the secondary objective was to assess the association between the knowledge and selected sociodemographicvariables. Method: The study was conducted in the speech pathology and audiology department of aselected Tertiary care Hospital in Kochi, Kerala. 100 samples were selected by using the probability purposivesampling method. The socio-demographic variables were gathered by self-reporting. The knowledge was assessedby using a structured questionnaire. Result: The findings revealed that among 100 subjects, 39% have goodknowledge, 46% have satisfactory knowledge, and 15% have no knowledge regarding dysphonia. Conclusion: thestudy concluded that among the 100 samples, most patients do not have adequate knowledge and preventivemeasures to protect their voice from misuse, overuse, and abuse and avoid further complications regardingdysphonia.[Full Text Article] [Download Certificate]