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Phonetograms as a tool in the voice clinic: changes across voice therapy for patients with vocal fatigue.
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PMID:  17885937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
MEASURES: Maximum voice range profile (VRPmax), subglottal pressure, patient's and speech and language pathologist's (SLP) ratings of voice function and quality, and voice handicap index (VHI).
RESULTS: Patients and SLPs often agreed in direction of voice change across therapy. Subglottal pressure did not change systematically across therapy. VHI had decreased and VRPmax increased after therapy, although not to normal values. Increased VRPmax for individuals was mainly due to extended capacity in the low intensities; high intensities did not change noticeably. Changes tended to occur after the mid-therapy session, suggesting that the therapy should not be shortened. The results and experiences from the assessments are discussed in terms of the use of phonetograms as a tool in the voice clinic and for voice therapy outcome evaluation.
Eva B Holmberg; Eva Ihre; Maria Södersten
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Logopedics, phoniatrics, vocology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1401-5439     ISO Abbreviation:  Logoped Phoniatr Vocol     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-21     Completed Date:  2008-02-04     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9617311     Medline TA:  Logoped Phoniatr Vocol     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-27     Citation Subset:  IM    
Karolinska Institute, CLINTEC, Department of Speech & Language Pathology, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Ambulatory Care Facilities*
Middle Aged
Speech Therapy / methods*
Voice Disorders / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Voice Quality*
Voice Training*

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