Public Attitudes in Asia Toward Stuttering: A Scoping Review
H. Haryani1, Chu. S.Y1, *, Yaruss. J. S.2, McConnell G.3, Ali. M. M.4
1 Faculty of Health Sciences, Centre for Healthy Ageing and Wellness (H-CARE), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA
3 Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Rockhurst University, Missouri, USA
4 Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Limited information is available about public attitudes towards stuttering across Asia. This review considers the key factors and approaches used to measure public attitudes towards stuttering across Asia that have previously been published in order to identify potential research gaps.
A scoping review was conducted using the Arksey and O’Malley’s (2005) framework.
A total of nine relevant articles, published between 2001 to 2019, were selected for review. Most of the studies used the Public Opinion Survey of Human Attributes (POSHA) as a survey tool. This review yielded studies from Turkey, Kuwait, China/Hong Kong, and Japan. Asian public attitudes towards stuttering were less positive in general, except in Kuwait.
Given that limited research has focused on examining the attitudes towards stuttering among the general public in the Asian region, we call for international collaboration to increase research about public attitudes. Such data could assist speech-language pathologists in developing awareness campaigns for better intervention and increased acceptance of individuals who stutter.
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