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Delphi consensus survey
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Developing reading passages for the assessment of
speech and voice


Investigators: Timothy POMMÉE1, Julien PINQUIER1, Virginie WOISARD2,3,4, Julie MAUCLAIR1, Renée SPEYER5
1 IRIT, CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
2 CHU Larrey, Toulouse, France
3 Oncopole, Toulouse, France
4 Laboratoire Octogone Lordat, Toulouse, France
Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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The main aim of this Delphi study is to develop guidelines for the creation of standardized reading passages for the assessment of speech and voice disorders.

Today, several reading passages exist, most of which however do not seem to meet the clinicians' and researchers' expectations and needs.

This Delphi study therefore yields to seek agreement through an international decision-making process, on what criteria should be taken into account when creating a new reading passage.

When assessing speech, both instrumental and perceptual measures can be used, the latter of which still seem to be the golden standard in clinical practice. Nonetheless, there appears to be a lack of consensus regarding the terminology of the perceptual concepts, as well as how to assess them. 

Therefore, this consensus survey will be structured as follows: 
    1) Definitions of speech-related concepts
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    2) Perceptual and objective speech measures*
    3) Criteria for creating standard reading passages
*questions in these sections will only be presented to participants with activities in speech and fluency disorders
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There are 49 questions in this survey.

 

This study was registered with the data protection officer of the Center National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and was also approved by the computer science ethics advisory board of the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (Comité consuLtatif d’Éthique concernant la Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse - CLERIT).

I understand the aim of this research is to develop guidelines for the creation of standard reading passages for the assessment of speech and voice disorders.
I consent to participate in this project, the details of which have been explained to me, and I have been sent (via email) a written information statement to keep. 

I understand that: 

  • my participation will involve several Delphi rounds, completed via an online survey
  • my de-identified survey responses may be provided to other participants during the Delphi process and;
  • de-identified data from the surveys may be used by the researchers in publications (as described in the information statement). 

I acknowledge that:

  • taking part in this study is voluntary and I am aware that I can stop taking part at any time without explanation or prejudice and; 
  • my email address or any other identifying information will not be used to identify my individual survey responses.