Validity of real-time measures of stuttering frequency

Sue O'Brian, Mark Jones, Michelle Lincoln, Elisabeth Harrison, Ann Packman, Ross Menzies, Mark Onslow

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Purpose: This study investigated the validity of real-time measurement of percent syllables stuttered (%SS), and whether slowing down the rate of presentation of recorded speech samples, or independent measurement of the number of stutters and the number of syllables improved this validity. Method: Eight speech-language pathologists (SLPs) measured %SS from 16×3-minute audio samples of stuttered speech, presented in the following ways: (1) concurrently counting stutters and syllables at original speed, (2) concurrently counting stutters and syllables with the speed of presentation slowed by about a third, (3) independently counting stutters and syllables at original speed, or (4) independently counting stutters and syllables at reduced speed. All measures were compared with previously determined 'expert consensus' values. SLPs also rated each method for ease of use. Results: Results showed no significant difference between the expert consensus measures and any of the measurement methods in terms of validity or reliability, despite SLPs generally finding the modified methods easier to use. Conclusions: Neither slowing down the rate of presentation nor counting stutters and syllables independently improved the validity or reliability of real-time measurement of %SS by SLPs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-116
Number of pages10
JournalSpeech, Language and Hearing
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Stuttering
Language
language
Reproducibility of Results
Consensus
expert
measurement method
time
Pathologists
Values

Cite this

O'Brian, S., Jones, M., Lincoln, M., Harrison, E., Packman, A., Menzies, R., & Onslow, M. (2013). Validity of real-time measures of stuttering frequency. Speech, Language and Hearing, 16(2), 107-116. https://doi.org/10.1179/2050571X13Z.00000000015
O'Brian, Sue ; Jones, Mark ; Lincoln, Michelle ; Harrison, Elisabeth ; Packman, Ann ; Menzies, Ross ; Onslow, Mark. / Validity of real-time measures of stuttering frequency. In: Speech, Language and Hearing. 2013 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 107-116.
@article{c079e291e03245b484b6e8db986027af,
title = "Validity of real-time measures of stuttering frequency",
abstract = "Purpose: This study investigated the validity of real-time measurement of percent syllables stuttered ({\%}SS), and whether slowing down the rate of presentation of recorded speech samples, or independent measurement of the number of stutters and the number of syllables improved this validity. Method: Eight speech-language pathologists (SLPs) measured {\%}SS from 16×3-minute audio samples of stuttered speech, presented in the following ways: (1) concurrently counting stutters and syllables at original speed, (2) concurrently counting stutters and syllables with the speed of presentation slowed by about a third, (3) independently counting stutters and syllables at original speed, or (4) independently counting stutters and syllables at reduced speed. All measures were compared with previously determined 'expert consensus' values. SLPs also rated each method for ease of use. Results: Results showed no significant difference between the expert consensus measures and any of the measurement methods in terms of validity or reliability, despite SLPs generally finding the modified methods easier to use. Conclusions: Neither slowing down the rate of presentation nor counting stutters and syllables independently improved the validity or reliability of real-time measurement of {\%}SS by SLPs.",
keywords = "Measurement, Percent syllables stuttered, Reliability, Slowed rate, Stuttering, Validity",
author = "Sue O'Brian and Mark Jones and Michelle Lincoln and Elisabeth Harrison and Ann Packman and Ross Menzies and Mark Onslow",
year = "2013",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1179/2050571X13Z.00000000015",
language = "English",
volume = "16",
pages = "107--116",
journal = "Speech, Language and Hearing",
issn = "2050-571X",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis Ltd.",
number = "2",

}

O'Brian, S, Jones, M, Lincoln, M, Harrison, E, Packman, A, Menzies, R & Onslow, M 2013, 'Validity of real-time measures of stuttering frequency', Speech, Language and Hearing, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 107-116. https://doi.org/10.1179/2050571X13Z.00000000015

Validity of real-time measures of stuttering frequency. / O'Brian, Sue; Jones, Mark; Lincoln, Michelle; Harrison, Elisabeth; Packman, Ann; Menzies, Ross; Onslow, Mark.

In: Speech, Language and Hearing, Vol. 16, No. 2, 01.01.2013, p. 107-116.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Validity of real-time measures of stuttering frequency

AU - O'Brian, Sue

AU - Jones, Mark

AU - Lincoln, Michelle

AU - Harrison, Elisabeth

AU - Packman, Ann

AU - Menzies, Ross

AU - Onslow, Mark

PY - 2013/1/1

Y1 - 2013/1/1

N2 - Purpose: This study investigated the validity of real-time measurement of percent syllables stuttered (%SS), and whether slowing down the rate of presentation of recorded speech samples, or independent measurement of the number of stutters and the number of syllables improved this validity. Method: Eight speech-language pathologists (SLPs) measured %SS from 16×3-minute audio samples of stuttered speech, presented in the following ways: (1) concurrently counting stutters and syllables at original speed, (2) concurrently counting stutters and syllables with the speed of presentation slowed by about a third, (3) independently counting stutters and syllables at original speed, or (4) independently counting stutters and syllables at reduced speed. All measures were compared with previously determined 'expert consensus' values. SLPs also rated each method for ease of use. Results: Results showed no significant difference between the expert consensus measures and any of the measurement methods in terms of validity or reliability, despite SLPs generally finding the modified methods easier to use. Conclusions: Neither slowing down the rate of presentation nor counting stutters and syllables independently improved the validity or reliability of real-time measurement of %SS by SLPs.

AB - Purpose: This study investigated the validity of real-time measurement of percent syllables stuttered (%SS), and whether slowing down the rate of presentation of recorded speech samples, or independent measurement of the number of stutters and the number of syllables improved this validity. Method: Eight speech-language pathologists (SLPs) measured %SS from 16×3-minute audio samples of stuttered speech, presented in the following ways: (1) concurrently counting stutters and syllables at original speed, (2) concurrently counting stutters and syllables with the speed of presentation slowed by about a third, (3) independently counting stutters and syllables at original speed, or (4) independently counting stutters and syllables at reduced speed. All measures were compared with previously determined 'expert consensus' values. SLPs also rated each method for ease of use. Results: Results showed no significant difference between the expert consensus measures and any of the measurement methods in terms of validity or reliability, despite SLPs generally finding the modified methods easier to use. Conclusions: Neither slowing down the rate of presentation nor counting stutters and syllables independently improved the validity or reliability of real-time measurement of %SS by SLPs.

KW - Measurement

KW - Percent syllables stuttered

KW - Reliability

KW - Slowed rate

KW - Stuttering

KW - Validity

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84948751695&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1179/2050571X13Z.00000000015

DO - 10.1179/2050571X13Z.00000000015

M3 - Article

VL - 16

SP - 107

EP - 116

JO - Speech, Language and Hearing

JF - Speech, Language and Hearing

SN - 2050-571X

IS - 2

ER -