Journal article

Anxiety in 11-Year-Old Children Who Stutter: Findings From a Prospective Longitudinal Community Sample

Kylie A Smith, Lisa Iverach, Susan O'Brian, Fiona Mensah, Elaina Kefalianos, Anna Hearne, Sheena Reilly

JOURNAL OF SPEECH LANGUAGE AND HEARING RESEARCH | AMER SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOC | Published : 2017

Abstract

Purpose: To examine if a community sample of 11-year-old children with persistent stuttering have higher anxiety than children who have recovered from stuttering and nonstuttering controls. Method: Participants in a community cohort study were categorized into 3 groups: (a) those with persistent stuttering, (b) those with recovered stuttering, and (c) nonstuttering controls. Linear regression modeling compared outcomes on measures of child anxiety and emotional and behavioral functioning for the 3 groups. Results: Without adjustment for covariates (unadjusted analyses), the group with persistent stuttering showed significantly increased anxiety compared with the recovered stuttering group an..

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