Year of Award
College of Education and Allied Health
Master of Science (MS)
Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
Dr. Robert A. Portnoy
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.
Lodderhose, JoAnn Marie, "What is the Relationship between Systolic Blood Pressure and the Frequency of Stuttering?" (1982). Archives Theses & Capstone Projects. 22.
Available to Fontbonne users only. Please login with your id + password.