Impact of whispering on stuttering
If you want to use the Dutch version see: https://forms.gle/1rFLJm9UrLW8gM4x7 (Nederlandse versie)
The questionnaire below is the English version.

Thank you for your interest in Whispp and our scientific research study about whispering and stuttering!

Currently, the Whispp app is being developed that enables persons who stutter to make phone or video calls using whispered speech. This questionnaire is part of a scientific research study on calling behaviour in relation to stuttering and the influence of whispering on stuttering.

At the end of the questionnaire, you will have the option to be contacted for participation in a subsequent study and/or for receiving an alert when the prototype version of the app is available.

You can participate if you are 18 years of age or older. Please fill the form in English.

Confidentiality
Your responses will be kept confidential and only be used in relationship to this study. No information that identifies you in any way will be published. This personal information will be destroyed 7 years after the end of the project. Only data that does not identify you will be kept after this date.

Advantages and disadvantages
By participating in this research, you will be able to contribute to the advancement of knowledge on stuttering and calling behavior. No risks are associated to your participation.

Right of withdrawal
Your participation is voluntary. You may withdraw at any time. If you decide to withdraw and would like the information you have already entered to be erased, please contact the researchers via research@whispp.com.

Thank you for your time!

Kind regards,

The Whispp research team
www.whisperingresearch.com
www.whispp.com
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Partners in this scientific research study
1. To which age category do you belong? *
2. Are you… *
3. What is your mother tongue? *
4. What is the highest level of education you have completed? *
5. Besides stuttering do you have (had) any other speech, language and/or hearing difficulties (for example dyslexia, apraxia of speech, cluttering, etc.). *
6. How would you, in general, estimate the severity of your stutter (repetitions, prolongations, blocks)? *
7. Please briefly characterize your overt stuttering in the table below. My stuttering... *
Strongly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Neutral
Somewhat agree
Strongly agree
consists primarily of repetitions
consists primarily of prolongations
consists primarily of blocks
is often accompanied by physical tension (e.g., face, throat, chest, etc.)
is often accompanied by secondary behaviors (e.g., eye-blinking, grimaces, jerking, tapping, etc.)
8. How would you, in general, estimate your anxiety/fear in relation to your speech? *
9. How often do you use techniques, strategies, or tools you learned in speech therapy? *
10. How often do you say exactly what you want to say even if you (think you might) stutter? *
11. How often do you avoid speaking in certain situations or to certain people? *
12. How do you overall feel about your ability to communicate (i.e., to get your message across, regardless of your fluency)? *
13. Stuttering affects the overall quality of my life... *
14. Please indicate to which extent the following character traits apply to you. I am... *
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Neutral
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree
Fantasy prone
Open to feelings
Open to new and different ideas
Competent
Achievement-oriented
Self-disciplined
Sociable
Assertive
Excitement-seeking
Trusting
Compliant
Modest
Self-conscious
Impulsive
Vulnerable
15. How would you estimate the severity of your stutter when using the phone / video-calls compared to face-to-face conversation? *
16. How would you estimate your anxiety/fear in relation to your speech when using the phone / video-calls compared to face-to-face conversation? *
17. How do you cope with your difficulty/anxiety (if any) about making phone/video-calls? *
If you wish, please leave additional comments about your stuttering and anxiety/fear when using the phone/video-calls:
18. How often do you currently make phone/video-calls with persons below? *
not applicable for me
never
1 per month or less
1 per week
2-3 per week
4-6 per week
1 a day
2-5 a day
> 5 a day
My partner
Family & friends
Work (e.g. colleagues, clients)
School (e.g. schoolmates, teachers)
Strangers (e.g. bank or energy company)
19. What is the current average duration of your phone/video-calls with persons below? *
not applicable for me
5 minutes or less
5 -10 minutes
15 minutes
30 minutes
> 30 minutes
My partner
Family & friends
Work (e.g. colleagues, clients)
School (e.g. schoolmates, teachers)
Strangers (e.g. bank or energy company)
20. With whom would you like to call more/longer if you would stutter much less and/or experience much less anxiety/fear? *
not applicable for me
Similar
Slightly more often/longer
Considerably more often/longer
A lot more often/longer
My partner
Family & friends
Work (e.g. colleagues, clients)
School (e.g. schoolmates, teachers)
Strangers (e.g. bank or energy company)
21. In which specific (difficult) situation(s) would you call substantially more often/longer if you would stutter much less and/or experience much less anxiety/fear? *
22. If you whisper, do you stutter less compared to when you speak normally? (You may whisper a minute before answering this question). When I whisper I stutter... *
23. Imagine there is an app with which you can whisper on the phone/video-calls, while the person on the other side of the line perceives your own normal and natural voice without delay (thus not realizing that you are actually whispering). The app is not meant to be a "cure" to never stutter again. It is a tool that you can use in those situations where it helps you and feels good to you. Does this idea appeal to you? *
24. What do you think are the positive points of this idea? *
25. What do you think are the negative points of this idea? *
26. To what extent would you be interested in using such an app? *
27. What would be your main motivation for using such an app? (e.g., improving fluency, reducing anxiety speaking on the phone, increasing confidence communicating on the phone, etc.). Please describe briefly. *
28. If the app works well for you, what would be your estimated usage (minutes/month)? *
29. What is your currency? *
30. If the app works well for you, how much would you be willing to spend on this app per month, based on your estimated usage? *
31. At which price would the app be too expensive for you, based on your estimated usage? *
32. Would you like to try a free prototype version of the app and/or participate in a online follow-up study? *
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