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Predictive assessment of vocal efficiency (PAVE). A method for voice therapy outcome measurement.
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PMID:  9102437     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A prospective study was carried out to examine the degree to which a standard voice assessment could discriminate between the potential benefits of two different voice therapy programmes for individual patients. The study encompassed 200 dysphonia subjects who were referred for voice therapy and had completed treatment within a prescribed two-year period. A standard assessment procedure was carried out on first attendance for each patient and guidelines were used to assign patients to different treatment programmes on the basis of the assessment results. The assessment discriminated well between patients requiring voice therapy to change physiological parameters of voice usage and patients able to self adjust voice usage, and provided an objective means of measuring outcomes.
M T Gordon; L Pearson; F Paton; R Montgomery
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  1997 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-11     Completed Date:  1997-04-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-33     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Communicology and Voice, Victoria Infirmary NHS Trust, Glasgow, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Prospective Studies
Treatment Outcome
Voice Disorders / therapy*
Voice Quality*
Voice Training*

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