Kekemeliği Olan Erişkinlerde Olumsuz Düşünce ve İnançlar ile Kekemelik Sıklığı Arasındaki İlişkinin İncelenmesi: Tanımlayıcı Araştırma

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Temiz G., Özdemir R. S.

Türkiye Klinikleri Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi, vol.9, no.1, pp.44-51, 2024 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


ABS TRACT Objective: Negative listener reactions experienced by individuals with stuttering may cause individuals to develop unhelpful thoughts about stuttering. Individuals with severe stuttering severity are exposed to more negative comments and labeling than individuals with mild stuttering severity. The aim of the current study is to examine the relationship between negative or unhelpful thoughts and beliefs of adults with stuttering and stuttering frequency variables. The second aim of the study is to predict the relationship between negative thoughts and beliefs and the age variable. Material and Methods: The participants of the study consisted of 50 adults who stuttered between the ages of 18-56. In order to measure negative or unhelpful thoughts and beliefs about stuttering, the Unhelpful Thoughts and Beliefs ScaleTurkish Version (UTBAS-TR) was used. The frequency of stuttering was obtained by calculating the percentage of stuttered syllables. The relationship between UTBAS-TR scores, age, and percentage of stuttered syllables were analyzed using Pearson correlation analysis and SPSS program. Results: There was no significant relationship between negative thoughts and beliefs and the frequency of stuttering in adults with stuttering (p>0.05). No significant relationship was found in terms of age variable, which is the second aim of the study (p>0.05). Conclusion: Based on the findings of the study, it cannot be said that individuals with a high frequency of stuttering may develop more negative thoughts and beliefs about stuttering. The thoughts developed by an individual who stutters may be more negative or positive, regardless of the severity of the visible symptoms of stuttering. Keywords: Stuttering; anxiety; adult