Adriane Mesquita de Medeiros

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BACKGROUND In recent decades several groups of researchers have been interested in describing and understanding vocal morbidity in teachers in order to explain the large number of teachers diagnosed with dysphonia and account for the absenteeism attributed to vocal disability. AIMS To determine the proportion of teachers who reported a diagnosis of(More)
The objective of this study is to establish the prevalence of dysphonia and associated factors in public school female teachers working in Belo Horizonte. This cross-sectional study was conducted on a random sample of schools between May 2004 and July 2005. There were 2103 elementary education daytime teachers from 83 schools included in the study.(More)
OBJECTIVE This study estimates the prevalence of absenteeism due to voice disorders among teachers and investigates individual and contextual factors associated with it. METHODS The study involved 1,980 teachers from 76 municipal schools. The response rate was 85%. The survey was carried out between May 2004 and July 2005 using a self-administered(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the correlation between sociodemographic factors and working conditions of bus workers in a metropolitan area and violence against them. METHODS This cross-sectional study used a nonprobabilistic sample estimated according to the number of workers employed in bus companies located in three cities in the Belo Horizonte metropolitan(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of voice complaints among bus transport workers in a metropolitan area in Brazil and examine whether sociodemographic and occupational factors were associated with this outcome. This study is part of a larger study that investigated the working conditions and health of drivers and conductors of urban transportation.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between regular physical activity and the prevalence of dysphonia. METHOD A cross-sectional study was conducted with 3142 teachers from 129 municipal public schools in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The dependent variable, dysphonia, was classified (absent or present) according to(More)
BACKGROUND Sick leave can be envisaged as an important public health indicator. Health problems and trouble at work are predictors of absenteeism. OBJECTIVE Within the context of reforming the judicial system, the aim of this study was to examine whether individual characteristics and working conditions influenced reports of sick leave amongst a(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the impact of voice on the quality of life of teachers and to assess whether the degree of dysphonia and otorhinolaryngologists' (ORL) diagnostics are correlated with the quality of life. METHODS Eighty-eight female teachers from the municipal schools of Belo Horizonte who were in speech therapy at the Speech Therapy Clinic of the(More)
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