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Title: Effect of different body postures on the severity of stuttering in young adults with developmental stuttering
Authors: Almudhi, A
Zafar, H
Anwer, S 
Alghadir, A
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Source: BioMed research international, Aug. 2019, v. 2019, 1817906, p. 1-7 How to cite?
Journal: BioMed research international 
Abstract: Objective. The current study aimed to investigate the effects of body position on the level and severity of stuttering in young adults with developmental stuttering.
Methods. A total of 24 subjects (male: 17; female: 7; mean age: 24.9 +/- 6.2 years) with developmental stuttering participated. The participants were asked to perform oral reading and spontaneous monologue-speaking tasks in different body postures while their speech was recorded. During reading and speaking tasks, the Stuttering Severity Instrument was used to quantify the severity of stuttering. The effects of different body postures on stuttering severity, reading task, and speaking task scores were analyzed.
Results. Significant differences in stuttering severity, reading task, and speaking task scores were found for different body postures. Post hoc analyses revealed a significant difference in stuttering severity, reading task, and speaking task scores when subjects were sitting on a chair with no arm support compared to lying down (p < 0.05). Similarly, there were significant differences for two sitting positions (sitting on a chair with no arm support vs sitting on a chair with arm support (p < 0.05)).
Conclusions. Body postures or body segment positions that relax and facilitate the muscles of the neck and shoulders may potentially improve speech fluency in young adults with developmental stuttering.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/81638
ISSN: 2314-6133
EISSN: 2314-6141
DOI: 10.1155/2019/1817906
Rights: Copyright © 2019 Abdulaziz Almudhi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons AttributionLicense (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The following publication Abdulaziz Almudhi, Hamayun Zafar, Shahnawaz Anwer, and Ahmad Alghadir, “Effect of Different Body Postures on the Severity of Stuttering in Young Adults with Developmental Stuttering,” BioMed Research International, vol. 2019, Article ID 1817906, 7 pages, 2019 is available at https://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/1817906
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