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Commun Sci Disord. 2009;14(3): 363-379.
A Qualitative Inquiry on the Paradise-Fluency Assessment (P-FA)
Ji-Wan Ha` , and Eunju Lee`
Copyright ©2009 The Korean Academy of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
하지완(Ji-Wan Ha)| 이은주(Eunju Lee)
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Background & Objectives
The Paradise-Fluency Assessment (P-FA) is a norm-referenced fluency assessment tool that can be used for both clinical and research purposes in Korea. The purpose of this study was to analyze estimates, suggestions and requests provided by specialized users regarding P-FA.
Interviews were conducted with six speech-language pathologistswho specialize in stuttering. All interviews were audio-taped and transcribed. The transcripts were analyzed by the qualitative method using Nvivo 2 (2002).
Four main themes emerged from the qualitative analysis: (1) advantages of P-FA,(2) suggestions about P-FA, (3) disagreement between developers and users of P-FA,and (4) issues of stuttering beyond P-FA. Advantages of and suggestions about P-FA mean users’ satisfaction and dissatisfaction with P-FA, respectively. From disagreement between developers and users, we concluded that P-FA developers’ intentions were not effectively delivered to the users. Issues of stuttering itself were also raised in all interview processes.
Discussion & Conclusion
The results of this study should be used to improve and to implement the P-FA as a fluency assessment tool in a more effective manner.
Keywords: 파라다이스-유창성 검사 | 질적연구 | Paradise-Fluency Assessment (P-FA) | qualitative study | NVivo
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