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J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2008, 8(4): 371-375 Back to browse issues page
Traditional Methods for Prevention of Voice Disorder in Ardebilian Singers
Akbar Pirzadeh, Masoud Entezari, Abdollah Mahdavi, MohammadAli Mohammadi
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  Background and objectives : Voice problem is the most common problem in singers and the prevention of this problem and clearance of voice is the cause of voice quality improvement in these people. So this study was carried out to" determine the traditional methods for prevention of voice problem in religions singers at Ardabil city".

  Methods: This survey was a descriptive (cross-sectional) study. In this study 43 religious signers were selected. Then singers completed a questionnaire that consisted of data about age, sex, duration of singing, history of Voice problem and the prevention methods that they used. Data were analyzed with SPSS software and descriptive statistics.

  Results: The findings showed all of samples were male. Most of them were 24-44 years old. All of them used their voice in Moharram and 15 persons (34.4%) in Ramadan and 8 cases (18.6%) sang in other months. Clearance of voice was often seen in summer (79%) and Voice problem often was seen in winter (67.4%). 36 singers (83.7%) experienced Voice problem that in most of them (32.6%) its duration is 2 days. Resting and well nutrition were the common methods for prevention of voice problem. Most of singers used corticosteroids and changed singing method to a treble voice.

  Conclusions: The rate of voice problem in religious singers was higher than that of the general population, and it was often seen in special months. Duration of voice problem was low in most of them. Change of singing method and corticosteroid therapy was the common way of its treatment.

Keywords: Voice problem, Religious Singers, Traditional Method of prevention
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Received: 2007/09/1 | Accepted: 2009/01/8 | Published: 2009/05/31
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Pirzadeh A, Entezari M, Mahdavi A, Mohammadi M. Traditional Methods for Prevention of Voice Disorder in Ardebilian Singers. J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2008; 8 (4) :371-375
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Volume 8, Issue 4 (Winter 2008) Back to browse issues page
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