Self-Administered Questionnaires for the Assessment of Voice Disorders in Normal and Professional Users
Franco Fussi, Giovanna Baracca
Self-administered questionnaires are important instruments for the evaluation of the impact of a voice problem on the quality of life of the patients. Their utilization is recommended by the Guideline of the Committee on Phoniatrics of the European Laryngological Society (ELS) for ‘the functional assessment of voice pathology’. In this chapter will be presented the characteristics of more utilized self-assessment questionnaires for voice disorders. The last part of the chapter will describe the peculiar perception of the voice problems in singers, with a description of the self-administered questionnaires created and validated for this particular category of patients.