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Coping Strategies, Personality, and Voice Quality in Patients with Vocal Fold Nodules and Polyps

Published inJournal of Voice, vol. 11, no. 4, p. 452-461
Publication date1997

Emotional state affects the physiological mechanism involved inphonation. Differences in acoustical parameters of the voice under stress have been attributed to the coping mechanism used, which is based on the individual's perception of the situation. This study examines the relationship between coping strategies, personality, and voice in female subjects, ranging in age from 19.3–55.7 years, diagnosed with vocal nodules or polyps. The differences between coping strategies and personality are examined and compared with another group with no history of voice pathology. The relationship of personality and coping strategies to voice quality variables is reported. Results show that patients use emotional coping strategies more and cognitive coping strategies less than the comparison group. Type of voice pathology was found to be related to dominance, and a number of coping and personality variables were found to correlate significantly with voice quality.

  • Dysphonia
  • Voice
  • Nodules
  • Polyps
  • Coping
  • Personality
  • Emotion
  • Stress
  • Daily hassels
  • Lifestyle
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MC HUGH-MUNIER, Caitriona et al. Coping Strategies, Personality, and Voice Quality in Patients with Vocal Fold Nodules and Polyps. In: Journal of Voice, 1997, vol. 11, n° 4, p. 452–461. doi: 10.1016/S0892-1997(97)80042-2
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