Léslie Piccolotto Ferreira

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Some vocal disorders in teachers are associated with occupational factors, but there are few studies that analyze the influence of vocal habits, fluid intake, mastication, and sleep on these disorders. The objective was to analyze the occurrence of vocal fatigue, hoarseness, and dry throat in elementary and high school teachers and their association with(More)
PURPOSE To develop and validate a score that can serve as a screening index for voice disorders in teachers. METHODS The subjects of this study were 252 female teachers, with and without voice disorders (WVD and WOVD) from the public school system of São Paulo, Brazil. All subjects underwent medical and vocal evaluations and completed a questionnaire(More)
Voice-overs are professional voice users who use their voices to market products in the electronic media. The purposes of this study were to (1) analyze voice-overed and non-overed productions of an advertising text in two groups consisting of 10 male professional voice-overs and 10 male non-voice-overs; and (2) determine specific acoustic features of(More)
This case-control study aimed to test the association between voice disorders and job stress among public schoolteachers in São Paulo, Brazil. The groups consisted of teachers with (n = 165) and without (n = 105) voice-related complaints. Both groups answered the questionnaires Conditions of Vocal Production and Job Stress Scale. Analysis of cases and(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite several studies related to singing and aging voice found in the literature, there is still the need for investigation seeking to understand the effects of this practice in the speaking voice of the elderly. OBJECTIVE To compare the characteristics of the speaking voice of elderlies with experience in choral singing with those of(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to identify the health education practices used during Voice Campaigns in Brazil between 2005 and 2013. STUDY DESIGN This was a descriptive retrospective research study. METHODS We analyzed materials from 28 Voice Campaigns carried out between 2005 and 2013. The document analysis technique was used, and the campaigns(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to analyze adolescent evaluations of aging teachers' perceived vocal age (PVA) and pleasantness, relative to actual vocal parameters. STUDY DESIGN This is a cross-sectional study. METHODS Digital speech samples of 23 teachers over 65 years in age were collected. Three speech-language pathologists and voice specialists evaluated(More)
The research productivity grants (PQ) distributed annually by Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico-CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development) have generated a number of concerns in the scientific community. It is the purpose of this editorial to shed light on the criteria adopted by the Multidisciplinary(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the meanings attributed to the voice by menopausal women. METHODS Data were collected from 148 medical records of women seen in the Climacteric Women Health Program of the Irmandade Santa Casa de Misericordia Gynecology Outpatient Clinic in Curitiba, Brazil, between February 2000 and October 2001. Of them, 30 women aged between 48 and(More)