Theses, Dissertations, and Capstone Projects

Year of Award

1982

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

College

College of Education & Allied Health

Department

Communication Disorders and Deaf Education

First Advisor

Robert A. Portnoy

Keywords

disfluency, severity, speech, correlation, anxiety, association

Abstract

This investigation was conducted to .examine the relationship between systolic blood pressure and the severity of stuttering. Thirty stutterers between the ages of 25 to 35 years were ranked, by certified speech pathologists according to their severity of dysfluency. Registered nurses measured the subjects' systolic blood pressure, twice. A comparison of blood pressure and severity of stuttering was made. A high positive correlation between these two variables was found, with the differences being significant. The results of this study indicate that systolic blood pressure increases proportionately with stuttering severity.

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