Thesis Defense – Hailey Guillot

Congrats to Hailey Guillot for successfully defending her master’s thesis “Medication Use in Adults Who Stutter” under the direction of Dr. Coalson! Her abstract can be found below.

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Medication Use In Adults Who Stutter – Hailey Guillot
Previous studies have associated stuttering with increased levels of self-stigma. Prior research has shown that high levels of self-stigma may relate to increased medication usage. Therefore, in the present study, the authors sought to determine an association between levels of self-stigma and medication usage among adults who stutter. Results suggest that although there is not a significant difference for lifetime medication use between AWS versus AWNS, the self-imposed stigma by AWS could predict the likelihood of medication use.  Findings provide insight into additional pharmacological factors to consider during clinical intervention, and highlight the importance of stigmatized beliefs when addressing the needs of a client who stutters.