Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Towards Vocal Health Care Amongst Indian Carnatic Singers

Raveena M. Nair, Ashwini Joshi, Dhanshree R. Gunjawate

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Abstract

Objective: The knowledge, attitudes and practices of Indian Carnatic singers is a dimension that yet to be explored in detail. The aim of the current study was to explore these knowledge, attitudes, and practices amongst Indian Carnatic singers towards vocal health care. Study design: Cross-sectional online questionnaire-based study. Method: A cross-sectional online questionnaire-based study design was used to explore the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Indian Carnatic singers towards vocal health care. The study was conducted in two phases, phase I involved questionnaire development and validation while phase II involved collection of data and further analysis. Results: One hundred trained self-identified Indian Carnatic singers participated in this study. These singers displayed good knowledge and positive attitudes towards vocal health care. A preference (73%) towards home remedies was noted as compared to seeking medical attention. The measures reported by the singers for maintaining good vocal health revealed use of several home remedies, vocal as well as non-vocal measures. Conclusion: The findings of the present study reveal the knowledge and attitude of Indian Carnatic singers towards vocal health care as well as highlight several interesting practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-169
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Voice
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2024

Keywords

  • Carnatic singers—Voice—Vocal health—India
  • Singing
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Humans
  • Voice Disorders
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Voice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN

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