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Voice-related quality of life (V-RQOL) outcomes in laryngectomees.
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PMID:  20848430     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND: Laryngeal cancer has a significant impact on patients. This study compared the Voice-Related Quality of Life (V-RQOL) outcomes specific to 3 different postlaryngectomy voice rehabilitation methods.
METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 75 patients with laryngectomy from our V-RQOL questionnaire database.
RESULTS: The database included 18 electrolaryngeal speech (ELS), 15 esophageal speech (ES), and 42 tracheoesophageal speech (TES) patients. Pairwise comparisons of V-RQOL outcomes showed that TES was perceived to be better than ELS (p < .001). ES was perceived as better than ELS, but this was driven by a difference in the total and social-emotional V-RQOL scores (p < .05). There was no difference between TES and ES groups. Only ELS showed a positive correlation with time after surgery and older age.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients using TES had similar V-RQOL outcomes compared to ES and both performed significantly better than ELS. For ELS, the total V-RQOL score was better with longer time after surgery and older age.
Roger V Moukarbel; Philip C Doyle; John H Yoo; Jason H Franklin; Adam M B Day; Kevin Fung
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Head & neck     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1097-0347     ISO Abbreviation:  Head Neck     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8902541     Medline TA:  Head Neck     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2011.
Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Head & Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
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